Category Archives: Garden design

Oak Driveway Gates

Asymmetric curved oak driveway gates

Here’s a recently completed pair of oak driveway gates made for a client that we met at the Stock Gaylard Oak Fair back in the summer. They feature curved rails and braces with asymmetric opening.

The gates are made from air dried oak to minimise movement as the timbers acclimatise and weather. All structural joints are mortice and tennon with oak draw dowels. The hinges and latches were forged at the Dorset Forge specifically to fit the curve of the rails. The gates have a sanded finish and have been treated to an undercoat and two top coats of OSMO UV Protection Oil.



Asymmetric curved oak driveway gatesAsymmetric curved oak driveway gates


Sweet Chestnut Gazebo with Cedar Deck

Over a pond too…


Spring border tidying

I was at one of my favourite gardens yesterday getting lost in the borders which I designed and planted a couple of years back. The “woodland” areas got most of my attention, removing the dead winter foliage from the grasses and ferns and tidying up the hellebores. Along with a small amount of weeding. It was lovely spending the day with the bumblebees feeding from the hellebore flowers.


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