This mid 19th century house is the main property on a large country estate. The client had owned the house for a number of years, but it had recently been extensively remodelled into a contemporary space, including a new main entrance and a kitchen garden.
- A garden design to reflect the modern interior of the house.
- A stylish entrance with lighting that enhanced the new features.
- Somewhere to relax with friends.
- Plants and flower borders with year round interest.
- A vegetable garden.
The new design creates a stylish entrance to the property, the house is screened from the large car-parking area by smart, clipped Yew hedges. Steps up to the main door reveal broad stepping stones over a shallow water and pebble filled pool leading to the entrance. Lighting at night is both practical and increases the drama at night.
The Kitchen Garden has a formal layout and is screened by a contemporary curved fence behind a row of clipped, standard olive trees. The strong, clear structure of paths, raised beds and clipped, standard trees will contrast beautifully with the exuberant shapes and colours of vegetables. Borders on two sides of the garden have a pleasing mix of structural and ornamental plants. On a practical note, a small shed, log-store, compost bin and water butts were also an essential part of the design.
The front garden is divided from the kitchen garden by a smart yew hedge. Herbs and a log-store are in easy reach of the kitchen door.
“The new design creates a stylish entrance to the property”