Woodland Garden

Royston

Designed as a haven for wildlife, this woodland garden was inspired by our coastal rainforests. Overlooking a river ravine and framed by tall native trees, the clients wanted to invite nature to their doorstep by incorporating native plants, and also plants attractive to birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

Curving organic forms balance the practical with the beautiful and allow easy maintenance and a little hint of wildness.

Native species such as Salal, Evergreen Huckleberry, Deer Ferns, Sword Ferns, and Vine Maples weave a tapestry of green throughout the seasons. Winter punches of colour shine from Red Twig Dogwoods and berries wherever possible. Read more about why I am so passionate about using Native species in my design work.

Full colour drawings helped to illuminate the subtle colour palette.

A long time local hero of mine, Nancy Turner, published my go-to resource on native plants; Plants of Coastal BC. I pick it up regularly to reference and have found it invaluable in furthering my knowledge of native species. We have plants that are suited not only to a woodland garden, but coastal species, alpines, and plants for that ever challenging of situations, deep dry shade.


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