Before & After: Rebecca & Staffan’s Terraced Garden

before swedish terrace garden

This is a special Valentines edition of our Thursday garden makeovers.   Its pretty flowers and charming white walls are so valentines cheery. But mostly I picked it because of this – this is Rebecca & Staffan’s wedding picture — right there in the under construction garden next to the concrete mixer.  Making a garden together (and a pretty fantastic one at that) — what could be more romantic on this day for sweethearts?

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This axonometric drawing of the garden helps to understand what they were dealing with — a giant hill that was previously a dumping ground (so full of trash) that they proceeded to clean and terrace into an extraordinary series of terraces for various purposes.
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Rebecca and Steffan’s garden is in the swedish countryside.  In the summer of 2008 they started building this garden and have – with the exception of hiring an excavator to carve out the 6 terraces – done everything themselves by hand.  A true labor of love.

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That this garden looks as established as it does even though it is only a few years old is extraordinary to me.  It also has me thinking that building walls from breeze blocks, rendered and painted isn’t such a bad idea for such a harsh climate – and it is a skill I am inspired to learn to do.

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Happy Valentines Day! — I hope you enjoy this tour through Rebecca & Staffan’s garden.   Make sure to take a visit over to their blog to see many more images and read more about their garden .

images from garden with view

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