Wilmslow Food and Family Garden

Here’s a lovely family garden in Wilmslow, Cheshire which we revisited and photographed in the summer. The client runs a cookery school from home (‘You Say Tomato’), so the garden had to have a real emphasis on food, relaxing and entertaining. It also needed lots of running around space for her young family.

Matt created a food growing zone with raised beds for vegetables and herbs, and planted a selection of fruit bushes and trees. This was conveniently located next to the kitchen, which can be completely opened up to the garden in the warmer months.

The team moved about 150 tonnes of soil to create a big expanse of lawn. Matt incorporated a millboard composite deck and a sunken informal seating area. The planting is soft and relaxed.