A GARDEN WITHIN A GARDEN
This property was in a great setting with open views and a large area of lawn to the rear, but there was no existing garden due to foraging deer. My clients were keen not to obstruct their views with deer fencing, but the garden lacked human scale and somewhere to sit out of the wind. My solution was to create a ‘garden within a garden’, situated to the left of the house to maintain the view, and with evergreen hedging disguising 6ft deer-fencing on the outer perimeter for protection. Within this protected space, I created a series of ‘rooms’ in a classic style, including a quartered garden, a long herbaceous border, a gravel herb garden around a formal pond and structural tree planting.
The building of a new conservatory had disrupted the existed patio, and created an awkward change of level. My clients wanted a water feature installed, so I designed a rill to run along the edge of the patio and disappear into the paving.
The garden was featured in Women and Home Magazine in 2014.