We were invited to create a country garden to complement a newly built farm house next to neighbouring fields that were hidden by a large leylandii hedge.
The task here was to open up views into the landscape whilst preserving the privacy of the family home from nearby farm buildings. We also had to integrate the long drive that runs through the garden, minimising its impact on the surrounding spaces.
The hedge was removed and specimen trees were strategically planted on the boundary to provide the necessary screening. The drive was given a 2m wide lawn edging with exuberant planting behind to screen the other areas while creating tantalising glimpses as visitors passed through.
An existing well was restored and made into a feature surrounded by flowering perennials and shrubs.
Swathes of shade tolerant planting and a deck edged pond near to existing willow trees create a tranquil seating area.
A modern, more minimal planting scheme of lavender and standard bay trees with a recycling water feature is employed nearer to the existing sawn sandstone patio.