This is a wonderfully located garden overlooking Gullane Bay, but it is not without its challenges; namely, levels tipping off steeply at all angles. Working with the gradients, the design for the seaward garden introduced gently sloping grass paths, steps and undulating oak sleeper walls retaining flower-filled borders that sweep around the summer house and home office.
Excavations were necessary to the front to create additional breathing space between the house and the oppressive hill. The steep bank is retained by traditionally crafted random rubble walls, making room for generous paths of custom-cut British sandstone. All the planting in this garden, that is essentially a sand dune, is carefully chosen for its good looks and ability to thrive in tough, dry conditions.