Our secret garden.

Down the bottom of our rather ramshackle and untidy garden their are two sheds. The space in front of them was filled with a big prickly thorn bush. You could barely get to the shed door and it was an eyesore. A complete waste of space.

For quite some time my husband and I had been dreaming of clearing that space and building a little area down there to eat at. I saw a picture in Notcutts gardening magazine of a sweet little seating place that I adored.  I showed it to him and said  ‘that’s it, that’s what I am after.’

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He just smiled

The lovely Jen Stanbrook from Love Chic Living took me shopping  and helped me crystaliee my dream for our little garden.; She guided me to think of five words that would describe and to think of these words as we shopped I wanted the area to be Fresh, Colourful, Happy, Natural and Social (and secret)

We bough home our stash of planters and seating, watering can, a tray and table..told Jonny what we were thinking and off he went. (I’m not a lazy bystander gardener honest, he wanted to do this all by himself and the kids had endless parties to go to!! )

Anyway first he went to the garden centre, then he pottered off into the garden with his radio and a few beers and apart from feeding him we hardly saw him again all weekend.

Look at what he made……totally obscured  from the house and the rest of the garden except for a tiny glimpse through  the blossom ..


Just as you round the corner by the shed you can see it begin to appear….


He had added willow to disguise the fence, pea gravel over a membrane and small piles of scottish pebbles


The chair set and the vintage styled planters were from Homesense. He had bought pale cottage garden plants to fill the planters and tie in with the relaxed and natural theme.


Isn’t it absolutely beautiful?


There are several lanterns down there so we can sit down there in the evenings


The large jasmine fills the little area with the sweetest fragrance and quite hidden form the world you can just sit and dream, drink coffee, read a book or just remember why you love the one you love.


Huge thanks to Jen  and to Jonny you have both made me really happy

Our secret garden

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  1. November 19, 2014 / 4:24 am

    It’s like a safe haven where I could totally loosen up from the city life. My wife and I would be sipping red tea once our own secret garden is done. Loved this so much!

  2. July 11, 2014 / 3:22 pm

    Wow, I love it. Your turned your back yard into a cute little space.

  3. April 29, 2014 / 11:23 am

    Utterly beautiful, in the process of sorting our garden out in the new house, feeling inspired! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts
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    • April 28, 2014 / 6:22 am

      Oh it really is

  4. April 25, 2014 / 7:08 am

    This is just magical. Your partner is should be very pleased with this creation & handy work but that really does look fabulous! Pssst don’t show the kids! They’ll find you! lol #brilliantblogposts
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  5. April 24, 2014 / 10:26 pm

    Wow – how lovely of him, will you loan him out – I have beer! Just a smashing spot now, bet it’s lovely to sit out there with a cup of tea and maybe a cheeky hobnob!
    Thanks for sharing Becky! x
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  6. April 24, 2014 / 8:48 pm

    I love it! We are trying to create a secret area, but I don’t think that we are getting it right. I’ve got some beers in the fridge- please send him round here if he’s free!
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  7. April 24, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    there a plot of land behind our garden which is overgrown and unused. i really want to buy it and make it our secret garden so we can hide away too!
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  8. April 24, 2014 / 5:53 pm

    Ah this looks so lovely. It would be a great place to have a cold glass of homemade lemonade on a hot day 🙂
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  9. April 24, 2014 / 3:36 pm

    He did good!
    What a job, and what a transformation – I’ve got the film live on the blog today too 😉 Thanks to you both for making it happen x
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  10. April 24, 2014 / 3:05 pm

    Your secret garden is stunning. I am so very jealous. It’s beautiful and I bet so peaceful. What a great secret little place for you. I love it. So creative to use this space for this. Thanks for sharing. #loveyourhome
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  11. April 24, 2014 / 2:02 pm

    That is absolutely beautiful! I bet it’s lovely with the lanterns in the evenings too! We are currently in the midst of a meteor shower if you need any excuse at all to sit out there in the dark! 🙂
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  12. April 24, 2014 / 9:55 am

    LOVE your secret garden! It’s GORGEOUS! Now I want a cuppa there! Strangely, my recent blog is about my secret garden – and my washing line! x
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  13. April 24, 2014 / 7:45 am

    This has given me goosebumps!

    What a wonderful idea.

    Shall I pop the kettle on and get out the posh china cups and saucers? That table is perfect for a little tea party.
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