Our garden backs onto the Arboretum.  The rear garden is 180 ft long x 55 ft wide and is south-facing with a gentle downward slope.  There is a 6 ft fence on one side and shade from  large trees on two neighbouring sides.

What the Walsall garden was like in 1982

6 ft fence on one side, shade from large trees on two neighbouring sides. Some of the York stone paths were broken up and distorted by tree roots. A number of York stone rocks were completely submerged in soil. There were many large, quite rapid growing, dark green conifers, a weed ridden vegetable plot and 16 overgrown fruit trees. The lawn was square and shaded. The ground was hard due to clay soil and was slightly acid.



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Before and after