A lover of contemporary art, our client wanted to create a garden of vibrant colours and dramatic impact. The new entrance courtyard includes a Portuguese cobble tapestry leading to a striking sculpture to balance the entrance to the house. Parking is screened from the house and generous planting provides a gracious entrance in keeping with the setting. The parkside garden was resculpted to include a haha to link the garden to the fabulous views across the park. A reclaimed yorkstone entertaining terrace leads down to a sunken croquet lawn and wildflower meadow beyond. The orangerie garden is a contemporary interpretation of an historic parterre to be seen partly from above and also from within.
Bold sweeps of Rudbeckia, Helenium, salvias, Agastache and Veronicastrum are punctuated with graceful grasses and spires to catch the evening light in Summer and Autumn. Winter frosts provide a fabulous structure of seedbeds and cobweb stems to tempt you into the garden, until a loud symphony of bulbs takes over in the Spring.