Walker’s Wharf Garden supported by Doncaster Deaf Trust

A garden that reflects the beauty of industrial decay embellished by restrained plantings of conifers including pines and larch as well as lush woodland perennials

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From the show

  • A lichen covered skull adorns the woodwork of the wharf
  • Retaining walls created from recycled materials including wood and metal
  • Sculptural elements include a pile of rusting cogs amid lush planting
  • Carefully composed plantings including white flowered digitalis, bronzy leaved Epimedium and swaying grasses – the hues of which in many cases echo the colours of rusting metal work
  • Area of decking created from recycled wood and metalwork features carefully chosen seating to blend in with the style of the garden

At the garden

This garden turns a derelict industrial space into a usable outdoor area. A disused industrial wharf, reminiscent of those along the waterways of northern England, provides the inspiration. It includes a drawbridge, crane arm and a decked area in which to relax.

Pines and conifers are used to give the garden structure and a feeling of maturity. Ground cover plants, including grasses, are planted in and around the edges of the industrial hard landscaping. The colour palette is predominantly green to give a sense of calm and wellbeing.

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