The church were looking to create a community garden in the grounds to the front of the church, following the relocation of existing gravestones which created an open space for use by the congregation and wider community. The brief was to create gathering spaces outside the church, to incorporate different seating areas and to introduce a wider range of planting, including wild flowers around the boundary.
“Rachel produced a fantastic design which included a formal garden at the front, curved seating areas, a wide modern gravel resin path dividing two lawn areas and wild flower borders inter- spersed with shrubs and small trees. She chose a wonderful array of plants which are still looking good in late autumn which she helped put in the ground in poor weather earlier in the year. They were chosen to attract a wide range of pollinators and other insects. Rachel also gave us a very useful annual maintenance plan and has been available to give helpful advice from time to time. Despite the Covid restrictions the new garden has proved a popular walk through area for dog walkers, a lovely place for parents to wait for the school next door to finish and a quiet place for small groups to sit and chat as well as a welcoming approach to the church.
We are looking forward to arranging community events next year so that a wider range of people can enjoy the new garden.
Many thanks Rachel from all at All Saints”