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Jackie Manning with Chris South who spoke about basic garden design.

Jackie Manning with Chris South who spoke about basic garden design.

PAWS June – Basic Garden Design

Our recent meeting in June was well attended by 43 members and a number of visitors, when we welcomed back Chris South, to give us a talk on “Basic Garden Design”.

Chris explained the essentials of redesigning a garden by knowing the type of soil you have, which direction it is facing, Health & Safety i.e. pipes, cables etc., budget, time you have to maintain it, what you are using it for and tricks:- style, movement, focal point, rhythm, balance and texture.

She then showed us a number of slides of her own garden and also Beth Chatto’s  to reiterate what she had told us.  She also gave us a couple of quotes from two well respected designers. The first being:

Never leave a space until you know exactly what is it that you are going to do with it.

…and the second:

A finished garden should look as good in black and white as it does in colour.

Two great tips I’m sure you would agree.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on the 26th July and is our annual July Social.  Bows ‘n’ Belles will entertain us and we will also be having a fish and chip supper.  Visitors are welcome by booking in advance and at the cost of £7.00.

You can find details of upcoming meetings on the diary of the home page of this website. If you would like further information about P.A.W.S please ring either of the following committee members: Alice Holmes 01206 735510 or Jane Anderson 01206 735505.