A TRADITIONAL FAMILY GARDEN
MONK SHERBORNE, HAMPSHIRE
This project involved a complete redesign of a medium-sized country garden with lovely open views to the rear. Heavy clay soil and a sloping site had caused problems with water-logging and a recent house extension had reduced the existing terrace to a narrow strip. What remained of the original garden layout was overgrown and unattractive.
The design provided a roomy new terrace large enough for entertaining, including a formal pond surrounded by lush herbaceous planting that allowed a view through to the landscape beyond. My clients were keen to try growing their own fruit and vegetables so I included a new kitchen garden with greenhouse along with a small orchard.