Town Garden Design, Aberdeen

Craigton Road, Aberdeen
Traditional Town Garden Design, Aberdeen

November 2017

Craigton Road, Aberdeen


Craigton Road, Aberdeen

The project:

A town garden design project at Craigton Road, Aberdeen.


A town garden:

An unusually shaped garden, split in two with a large square area set away from a long rectangular patch adjacent to a sunken garage. The garden was mostly laid in grass with small paved areas and a mature rhododendron in the centre.


The brief:

To add interest to the garden, making it more cohesive and inviting, and less exposed.  To create a tranquil garden space to be enjoyed for outdoor living, with seating areas and space for pottering amongst lots of greenery.



Town garden designs for Craigton Road, Aberdeen


What we did:

Papillon designed and constructed a green space that  will look great all year long.  We made a feature from a much-loved rhododendron in the centre of the garden and created a meandering path that gives the client a journey through their planting.  The two previously separated areas are connected but still separated.  The curved stone path in the main area adjoins the sleeper path in the secret garden.  The wooden sleeper path blends with new wood cladding used on the sunken garage.  The garden has plenty of seating for outdoor enjoyment and lots of space for pottering and cut flower growing.   It has practical elements built in, with a washing line area and utility area all nicely blended with lush planting (still to be done in springtime).


Features include:

  • Rhododendron centre-piece.
  • Millboard composite decking area with pergola in upper eastern section
  • Raised beds in upper area for herbs and veg/fruit/cut flowers
  • Narrow lower section with screening and planting and sleepers set in gravel with creeping groundcovers to soften and give access to a seating area at the bottom of the garden (create a cozy, secret garden)
  • Existing concrete boundary walls clad with horizontal wooden slats to unify the look
  • Wooden cladding for garage
  • Washing-line area
  • Planting in cottage garden style including a heritage family rose and mixed plants with all season interest
  • New paving outside the house doors
  • Sloping, curved path to create interest and a journey to look at the planting
  • Raised planters set at different heights
  • Arched walkway for a heritage climbing rose
                        Town garden design by Papillon