A WHITE GARDEN
HARTLEY WESPALL, HAMPSHIRE
This design was for a garden within a large country estate that comprised only white flowering or silver-leaved plants. Previously a rose garden, it had been laid out with paths in the shape of the Union flag, creating eight small triangular beds. I suggested removing some of the paths, which created four large beds giving space for generous planting.
The soil was thoroughly aerated and treated with copious quantities of soil improver before planting. My clients wanted a romantic feel, so I included lots of roses, clematis, phlox and other traditional garden plants. Height and structure were provided in the form of bespoke obelisks for the roses, a sun dial in the centre and topiary balls along the paths.