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Dramatic grass terracing

Grass terraces are rarely used now in more formal garden design. Modernists use lawned slopes when building landforms but these tend to be mostly organic and asymmetrical in nature.

Here we see the immense grass embankments to the south of Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Originally built in the seventeenth century and reworked in Victorian times the castle appears to sit on top of grassed wedding cake tiers.

Height changes remain key to creating drama and visual pace outdoors and we look to include regraded lawns creating constant slopes wherever a site lends itself to such a treatment.   

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