Gravel Garden Mawgan Porth

The owners of this newly built contemporary home at Mawgan Porth were looking for an interesting but relaxed garden design that would anchor the house into the surrounding landscape. The planting needed to provide seasonal interest and be extremely robust and able to cope with robust coastal condition.

Planting was kept purposefully low so that the sea view could still be enjoyed from all rooms in the house.  Two large boulders originally found on site were used as focal points within the planting.  The attractive softly colour gravel used was Seashore – by Meadow View .  Each season brings new plants to the fore and the scheme includes popular local plants such as Sea Thrift, Osteopsermum, Mexican Fleabane and Padstow Pride.

The garden is now a colourful, exciting and fragrant space that offers holidaymakers a place to dine and relax surrounded by nature.  The house has been featured in many magazines including Cornwall Today and Self Build and Design

Coastal Gravel Garden - planting faces the full force of the wind
Coastal Gravel Garden - a path leads through the planting
Coastal Gravel Garden - Sea Thrift nudges against large boulders
Even on the north side of the garden there is plenty of colour
Coastal Gravel Garden - the planting anchors the contemporary building into its surroundings
Coastal Gravel Garden - The North side before the build
Coastal Gravel Garden - before picture