On the board walk

Winter is the time when we get small improvement projects under way in the garden

Lake pathway improvementsThis winter we have been installing a new access pathway to the lake. It was decided that the existing stepped path that gave access to the lower stream crossing should be removed and replaced with a path without the need for steps.
 
This would give improved access for visitors with pushchairs and wheelchairs and generally make the area safer for visitors as steps would not need to be negotiated – it would also hopefully be a visual improvement.
 
The wooden steps were removed and we have extended the adjacent border into this area giving us more room for streamside planting. In particular, we will be planting Iris sibirica and increasing our range of primulas for a splash of spring colour; more dogwoods (Cornus) for coloured winter stems are also planned.
 
Replacing steps on Lake board walkThe new line of the path was laid out and then a team effort went into constructing the new path and boardwalk. All that is now required is for contractors to lay a new tarmac surface and we can open the path for visitor use.

We feel it has made a vast improvement to the area so we hope our visitors will think the same.


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