Hard Landscaping Project Alton, Hampshire

The Project


Mrs W Wivelrod Nr Alton Hampshire


Paul Bentley MSGD

Garden Condition:

This property is a Grade II Listed Building located on the highest point in Hampshire, in a very quiet country village. The area of garden in question was sloping from south to north and was mainly laid to lawn with a few small shrub borders located within it. The soil conditions were a mixture of flint, chalk and clay.

Client Brief:

To provide a rose garden in an area that was hardly used within the main garden, taking into account the surrounding environment, features and period of the property. Create an entrance through an existing mature beech hedge to bring the open space and rolling hills in to the new area. Respect the two parallel beech hedges and mature planting borders.

Weather conditions and duration of works:

The contract began in early December 2007 and started out sunny. It then turned very cold and extremely wet. The location of the garden being so high meant that we were open to the elements. The project was located a fair distance from the rear entrance to the property and the moving of materials to the build site was hampered due to the weather conditions. The contract was completed at the end of March 2008.


Paving: Miles Stone

Building Products: Jewsons

Lighting: Landscapeplus

Flint: Berry Middleton

Soil: Woodhorne Group

Roses; David Austin

Turf: Rolawn

Project Duration

Approx 5 months

Project cost

In the region of £85,000

The Landscape Gardener Southern Ltd

Tel: 07480 132288