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PROJECT D E TA I L S Build time One year Size of project 330m2

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PLE ASANT SLOPE G OY T H O US E , MARPLE BRIDGE, CHESHIRE DAVID KEEGAN GARDEN DESIGN THIS CONTEMPORARY FRONT SLOPED G A R D E N , L O C AT E D I N R U R A L C H E S H I R E , B O A S T S A N I N T R I C AT E , C O N T E M P O R A R Y A E S T H E T I C W H I C H W O R K S H A R M O N I O U S LY W I T H T H E MODERN SURROUNDINGS

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avid Keegan has designed a number of sloped gardens over the years in a variety of shapes and sizes. Sloped gardens, generally, are more challenging and complex than a flat space garden. Slopes are usually terraced, with planting beds to each level, but that takes up a lot of usable space and creates a dynamic in the design that is not immediately contemporary. David Keegan’s brief was to create a contemporary design that would work in harmony with the contemporary style of the house. In setting out to design the gardens, David wanted to create a connected sense of journey from the top platform to the end of the sloped garden areas. Planting the entire slope would have disconnected the area from the rest of the house. Initially, David had plans in mind to use metal grid stairs with under-planting of ferns. However, this worked out to be too costly as David and his team had already designed the side and top raised beds in gabion baskets,

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