Design for an internationally significant grade II listed park and garden, the setting for a country house hotel in Hampshire in the Another Place collection. Previously a design collaboration between Gertrude Jeckyll and Edwin Lutyens in the early 20th century, our design proposals creatively conserve the gardens as part of a sympathetic conversion of this country house to a hotel. The design seeks to make the historic gardens available to guests, integrating the enjoyment of active guests with a desire to increase access and biodiversity across the site.
The fabric of the gardens will be conserved, restored and enhanced over time. Adaptation to visitors will be with a light touch. Materials proposed are in keeping with the historic setting, with reference to the existing flint and stone walls and metal gates.
Gertrude Jeckyll’s plant borders will be replanted using her historic plant palettes and adding resilient species for biodiversity. The designs also seek to enhance biodiversity by increasing woodland species, water planting, wildflower meadow and native hedgerows. Tree planting will complement the Victorian collected species and to add to the native collection.
In collaboration with Tate + Co.