This garden dry stone wall and bench had an added weird request. I called this one the Holywood wall because the client asked me to build a collapsed section of wall. I usually work have to make sure that the stone work I do doesn’t collapse, so this was a bit of a challenge to make it look realistic.
Apart from that, the job was fairly straight-forward – a 5m long by 1.2m tall slightly curving free-standing dry stone wall; a nice snaking shape as the wall loses height and then rises and curves to create a small bench.
The clients garden is stunningly planted around their pond, and the idea was to have a “hidden” area for the bench. Once the garden dry stone wall is all done, the clients are going to build a rockery using half a dozen large boulders that we hand-picked plus some of the leftover stone. The rest was going to be used for edging elsewhere in the garden.
You can see more examples of garden landscaping works on the projects page.
Jason built a beautiful dry stone wall with a seating area for us. He is a true craftsman. He kept us very well informed and was keen to know what we wanted and able to translate that to a practical solution – not always easy. His friendly attitude and common sense made it a pleasure to have him with us.