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Good drainage can help protect your listed building from damp, provide water for your garden, and can even be an attractive feature in its own right. In the second of a new series, Landscape Architect Marian Boswall explains how to make sure you get this important aspect of your garden design right.
In my first article on conserving a period garden I recommended beginning by researching the history and understanding the setting. This is key for a country garden as it will often have originally been planned to make the most of the setting, using the natural landform of the site when it was built.