Old Greasby Road, a triumph over adversity

When a flood all but wiped out their garden in Merseyside, owners Jon Price and Lesley Whorton set about salvaging what they could from the mud.  The garden that they created over the next eleven years was a triumph over adversity. Justifiably proud of their hard work you can share their journey from quagmire to floriferous delight – be inspired!

A closer look

This surprising suburban garden has both front and rear gardens packed full of interest. Innovative features have been designed for climbing and rambling roses and clematis, under-planting with cottage garden plants produce a tranquil English garden feel and there’s a productive kitchen garden too.

“It is a real triumph over adversity,” says Jon. “We rescued a boggy, heavily-clayed and flood-damaged suburban garden and transformed it into a peaceful and productive location which provides both a place of relaxation and a canvas for gardening creativity.”


The main garden incorporates attractive secluded sitting, entertainment and relaxation spots, where the garden can be appreciated from different aspects and as the mood takes.

Gently curved gravel paths, planters, herbaceous borders and a boardwalk lead to the productive kitchen garden area of raised beds, fruit trees and herbs and provides year-round access to what once was a no-go area in the wet months of the year.

There’s a range of wildlife too, the small pond encourages frogs and songbirds, wrens and goldfinches visit regularly and the bees work steadily on the lavender, roses and alliums.

When time allows, a visit to this Merseyside garden will inspire you to take on your own garden challenges! Find out more here

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