Located in the South Downs National Park.within the ANOB this is one of our largest projects. Retaining walls in brick and flint divide this sloping walled garden across different levels, enclosing but incorporating the formal curtilage of the house and garden with the wider landscape.
The garden includes terraces and seating areas on different levels, a wooden pergola, a bespoke 3/4 span timber framed glasshouse on a flint and brick base, extensive planting and three small formal lawns on different levels, linked by gravel pathways leading to an orchard and wild flower meadows with large pond beyond.
The key structural element of this design are the flint walls and yew spheres (Taxus baccata) that provide structure and a sense of formality to the immediate garden, whist well chosen grasses, perennials and associated ground covering species bring the surrounding natural landscape into the garden with their colours and textures.
The positioning of the lawn and paved areas allows users to enjoy the space at different times of day and in differing weather conditions (a vital element of the design with this garden due to its open and exposed aspect) creating a calm atmosphere within the garden.
The pallet of materials used includes flint, 'orange' farmhouse brick laid traditionally with lime mortar, complimented by 'Trusloe' Limestone paving from Artisans of Devizes. Timber and colour coded furnishings such as the glasshouse roof and gates tie the garden in with the house whilst the extensive use of native spaces of trees and expansive wildflower plantings outside the walled garden tie the garden, visually and ecologically into its surroundings.
David Loy MSGD B.Sc. (Hons) Horticulture RHS Cert Horticulture SGD (Society of Garden Designers) - Registered Member