This project combines traditional elements of an English garden with contemporary elements such as the sunken garden and steel pergola and raised beds - all colour matched the windows of the house. This gives focus and continuity to the design.
Strong lines are dramatically softened by expansive planting of vibrant coloured perennials framed with the structural forms pleached hornbeam, punctuated with spheres of clipped box providing much needed structural interest in the winter months.
The main views of the garden are from the folding sliding doors running across the rear of the house and provide a great backdrop from the kitchen. The garden has been set out on an axis to allow for the more intensive planting to be close to the house, where i can be appreciated form all angles and providing attractive access to a self contained kitchen garden and feature glasshouse. The main lawn beyond has been overlaid with a large sweeping planting of white stemmed birch, drifts of shrubs and exuberant plantings of ornamental grasses, making the space feel much larger than it actually is. Winter interest is enhanced with waves of spring bulbs providing much needed nectar for early pollinators.
David Loy MSGD B.Sc. (Hons) Horticulture RHS Cert Horticulture SGD (Society of Garden Designers) - Registered Member