Low Maintenance, Dunfermline


Modern and low maintenance garden

For this project, our client wanted the garden to match the very modern look of their home interior. The garden was intended to be an extension of their living space with little maintenance, contemporary character and practical space for family gatherings and outdoor recreation.

The Site
This garden, which was first landscaped over 10 years ago, was overgrown with large old shrubs when we first saw it. A large part of the garden was occupied by wooden decking, with a wooden pergola in the corner. Back then the owners were happy with the result, but just recently they decided to change their garden once again and to give it a second life. The owners decided to approach our business and with our help, totally transformed the existing space. They found the 2D & 3D designs prepared by our garden designer extremely helpful during the designing process.

The Client
The owners felt it was the high time to fulfil their dreams and redesign their dated garden. They wanted to have a space where they could entertain the family, that is practical and easy to maintain.


We wanted the design to perfectly blend with their existing property which had a warm and modern feel. To do this, we choose to have in our design strong contrasts, clean lines, and geometrical shapes.
One of the main features of this design was a contemporary water feature in the back of the garden, that would be seen from the house creating a focal point. The water wall has been made from natural stone veneers which have a natural Quartzite finish that beautifully sparkles in the sun.

The style of the new paving and landscape areas were of contemporary finish. For both patios we used ceramic paving” Lucent Vitrified Copper”, which has a stunning look, and is easy to maintain.

The new panel fencing was added around the back garden and painted in light grey colour making the back garden appear bigger and creating that contrast for the dark grey water wall, composite screens, and vibrant plants.
By choosing different types of plants, we wanted to add additional texture, interest, and colour into design. Apart from elegant looking buxus topiary balls, small trees, like Amelanchier, Acer we used in raised beds multicolour perennials including: Actaea simplex ‘Brunette’, Senecio ‘Angel Wings’, pink Cosmos, Phlox, Galanthus nivalis and Hydrangea.

Part of the garden has been covered with artificial grass, which looks and feels excellent while needing minimal care.

The design also included some lighting: spotlights and wall lights, which added interest and warmth.