Garden for bee keeper – Shepton Mallet

This garden has an outlook onto rolling Somerset hills and was commisioned by a bee keeper.  Local stone was used to create a curved dry stone retaining wall, the planting was more formal (blues and purples) nearest the house merging to less formal dogwoods for winter colour and structure further away from the house.   An emphasis on underplanting of early and late flowering plants (including bulbs) was used to extend the season of pollen and nectar.

bee keepers garden