A garden for Bees, Faringdon

We were fortunate enough to be asked to design a garden dedicated to the encouragement of bees and other pollinating insects, for a farm who kept bees for honey. There was also to be space for production growing to allow a certain level of self sustainability for their veg requirements.

The aim was to create a garden that was both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The structure of the garden is created through a combination of raised beds and ground level planting areas, with rustic pathways running between. This maximises the growing area, while allowing easy access to all planting beds. Planting was hugely important, with dozens of different species required to provide a pollen source for the bees at different times of the year. In turn this also results in a dramatic display of changing colours and textures throughout the year for everyone to enjoy.