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Wildlife Friendly Coastal Garden

Garden Design,
Sussex Coast


Front & rear gardens for a new Eco house in Winchelsea Beach which had landscape planning requirements for bat habitat conservation.

Drought tolerant front gravel garden with a coastal theme, lots of pollen rich plants for wildlife, Rosa rugosa with autumn hips and scented Trachelopsermum, rosemary, oregano, swaying grasses and many bulbs.

Heavy clay boggy soil in the rear garden by the pond has enabled planting of moisture loving plants such as Angelica archangelica, Eupatorium, Persicaria and Succisa pratensis. There is an orchard area with wildflower meadow close to the house, and a productive area with raised vegetable beds and a greenhouse. 

New hard landscape materials were from local sources, some reclaimed materials were also used. Rainwater is collected from the house and all the outbuildings and is re-used.

Following the building of the new eco house and garden, the pipistrelle bats returned to a new bat box on the side of the house, which was fantastic.

Kristina was interviewed by Toby Buckland in this garden on BBC Gardeners World, episode 24, (scroll to 5:30) on Friday 8 September 2023.


This garden won the 'Design for the Environment' Award in the Society of Garden Design's 2022 Awards.

It also won the 'Landscape and Garden' Award in the Sussex Heritage Trust 2023 Awards.

This garden was also shortlisted for the Design Under £30K  Category for the 'Small Gardens Big Impact' Pro Landscaper Awards 2021.

It was also pictured on the cover of the 'Garden Design Journal' June 2023 edition and was featured in Country Living Magazine June 2023 edition,  'Pro Landscaper Magazine' September 2022 edition and the 'Garden Design Journal' November 2018 edition.


Front & Rear Garden


Winchelsea Beach, East Sussex


December 2019


Rye, Pett Level, Icklesham, Rye Harbour, Hastings

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