Town Garden Re-design, Ilminster, Somerset


Frequency of Visits:  One off

Charges: Fixed price

Basic Brief: Put together design for new garden and then supply and plant up. Hard Landscaping to be completed by separate contractor. 

Mrs N contacted Simon Land Gardens in March 2019 to discuss a full re-design of her terraced house in the town of Ilminster. After moving in, the owners had done major internal works to the property during which the rear garden had been demolished and had been a building site. 

The garden was walled on one side and bordered by a hedge on the other. Some screening existed and some additional privacy was required. The garden area was previously laid to concrete so our works had to take that into account meaning raised beds were a viable option.

The client wanted a garden she could enjoy, with a particular focus on scent, whilst not wanting a garden that she would need to slave over


The new design here encapsulated raised planting beds leading down through the garden to be filled with flowering perennials, clipped box balls and some small shrubs. An archway placed to one side will allow for beautiful climbing roses to scramble over bringing height and scent into the garden. Additional trellis panels added extra height and screening from neighboring properties.

A small patio seating area was constructed at the bottom of the garden to provide an area to relax. This was sited next to another raised bed filled with plants that enjoy dappled shade. Trellis panels were installed to screen a large shed at the bottom of the garden with new gates for security.

Large planters were also brought into to provide opportunities for seasonal bedding plants


I was responsible for the overall design of this garden and also the supply and installation of all of the planting.


The clearance and construction of all hard landscaping was completed to a high standard by GJS Landscapes, Yeovil