Charlesworth Design

Charlesworth Design

Charlesworth Design
Charlesworth Design
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Formal Garden & Swimming Pond Congleton

The client wanted a sheltered space out of the wind to relax in and entertain. As the site was on the top of rolling hills we excavated to create a formal garden at a lower level.

A swimming pond was also built (in 2008 this must have been one of the 1st in the uk)

  • Formal Garden & Swimming Pond Congleton

    Strong winds from over the moors made sitting out impossible. The answer was to excavate - here we see a sheltered excavation being constructed - the formal garden nestles within informal surroundings 

  • Formal Garden & Swimming Pond

    Excavation underway here with an 'island' left in the middle. 

  • Formal Garden & Swimming Pond Congleton

    Swimming pond under construction, you can see space reserved for planting and the footings in for a boardwalk/deck.

    Spoil from the excavation has been used to create a mound around the pool. This diverts the wind away from the sunbathing deck and imitates the rolling hills in the background.

  • Formal garden & Swimming Pond Congleton

    We used crushed Blue Welsh slate as it compacts well and contrasts well with the local stone and planting.

  • Formal Garden & Swimming Pond

  • Formal Garden & Swimming Pond Congleton

  • Formal Garden & Swimming Pond Congleton

    Swimming pond now full - we used a fire engine to fill this as it was quicker! I love the slighlty tapered effect of the boards on the deck and the reflections of the standing stone monoliths which are liet at night.

  • Formal Garden & Swimming Pond Congleton

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