• Cecilia Macaulay

Marina's Garden Sneak Preview

Updated: Jun 10



Marina hired me to create a beautiful Permaculture plan for turning the small-town garden, after 10 years of being rented out, unloved and left to its own devices. I was thrilled, as Marina is the dream permaculture designer's client. As a former chef and business owner, she has good taste, big dreams, a powerful work ethic. Her garden had been rented out for the past ten years, and had obviously been attracting less love to itself as every year passed. When I turned up, it was a blank stage, on which we can design like we are dancing. Here is what Marina has done with my design, after only a couple of months.





This back corner with its keyhole beds, compost, shed and water tank was our first area of focus. The ginger greenhouse, the magnolia party deck, the Asian tank garden are all works in progress.


Marina makes and sells a herb-infused Cider Tonic, which is in huge demand. She wanted to be free to put her magical ingredients in at their peak lusciousness, picked minutes before from a fantasy Permaculture garden .When she called me just before Christmas, this garden only existed in a hopeful corner of her heart.

The fantasy is now a small but certain reality, as she gazes out from the living room, and sees it all take shape.



The final results: a gorgeous, good-for-the-earth garden, and a good-for-your-gut tonic.

Go Marina!




How did Marian's garden turn out? For the full exciting story, click here and here.

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