A seaside garden near Sète

A seaside garden near Sète
The property is situated right on the waterfront with a sheltered back garden that had been neglected  and was dominated by overgrown trees.  The owners wished to create a low-maintenance ‘dry’ garden  with plenty of useable outdoor living space which they could enjoy on their frequent visits to France.
A seaside garden near Sète
A seaside garden near Sète
The overgrown tamarisks were re-shaped and the rough concrete replaced with gravel and boulders softened with planting.
A seaside garden near Sète
A seaside garden near Sète
A new central entrance through the existing terrace wall leads one into the garden and invites exploration of the planted areas.
A seaside garden near Sète
A seaside garden near Sète
Planting in the sunny areas was designed in raised beds in order to provide the conditions preferred by Mediterranean plants.
A seaside garden near Sète
The gravel mulch retains moisture, keeps plants cool in summer and warm in winter and restricts weed growth.

 

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