Swimming Pool Garden – Oadby

Swimming Pool Garden in Oadby

Designer: Frances Hunt Garden Design
Approx build budget: £100k

The clients wanted to make a more welcoming and usable space around their existing swimming pool. There were a few height challenges to overcome, and access was also tight.

Around the swimming pool, we installed a floating hardwood deck supplied by Arbour Landscape Solutions, and we also provided the cedar screening to the backdrop of the deck. We built a bespoke cabana on the adjoining wall with a toilet and kitchen area and dining area with seating. Behind the decking area is a rendered backdrop to which doubles as a projector screen.


The paving used was sawn honed sandblasted sandstone from CED Stone, pointed using Flowpoint. We used sections of feature Dutch clay pavers to break up the paving.

We utilised dry stone wall cladding to create split levels and replace an existing stone wall.

We hand-cut the curve around the retaining wall at the top of the dry stone wall, which leads to bespoke steps created using the dry stone walling for a free-flowing look.

Planting areas

We installed raised corten steel planters to create a little bit of height, and we laid new lawns to the top and bottom tiers. Further down, the garden feature posts are used to divide the areas alongside a hardwood decked bridge.

Finally, the plants were set out and planted by us.

Swimming Pool Garden Oadby
Finished garden
Swimming Pool from house
Swimming Pool Cabana
Planting detail
Sun lounger
Timber slatted fences
Bespoke staircase
Garden at night

The ‘Before’ garden

Before 1
Before 2
Before 3
Before 4

During the Build

Dry Stone Wall Cladding in progress
Floating deck and timber screens
Hand-cut curved wall coping

What did our client say?

“We are delighted with the work your team has carried out. The quality of workmanship and the standard of finish is exemplary. It has been a pleasure having your team here, and they have used their best endeavours to minimise the impact of the works on our normal domestic life. That in itself has been a significant achievement given the extent of the works and the constraints we were all living under due to Covid-19.

Swimming Pool Garden Oadby


We have particularly enjoyed working with Craig Marshall (Bill to us), who has gone out of his way to ensure that we would be happy with every detail of the final works. We have been impressed with his management of the project and his team, with regular updates as to what was happening next and ensuring that each part of the work was agreed and the detail understood before work commenced. We felt Bill and the whole team had a genuine desire for the project to be a success.

The investment we have made in the garden this year has been substantial, but we feel we have had good value for money, and the finished scheme is exactly as we had hoped. The additional works I requested were fairly valued, and the stage payments you requested during the works were properly representative of the progress.”

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