Category Archives: Work on the land, gardens and outbuildings

We dig up the foundations of the old orangery and then reinstate

In the Outbuildings page, you will read about and see photographs of the old orangery.

We are now in the process of digging up the slabs and foundations, which lie over the arched cellar roofs below.

The plan is to waterproof and reinforce the roof, and relay the slabs to provide a fantastic easterly terrace leading to the 1950’s gazebo at the end.

The outline of the original building can be seen as well as the internal bed – the pile of soil on the left hand side. ┬áThe cellar roofs below this one section are lower to give more growing depth.

Some of the slabs we re lay are massive:-

Colin and Tom pointing the slabs:-

Finished