Country house garden


2014-06-24 lous garden june 2014 001Summary of client brief: a design that links together key structures within the garden, emphasizes the pavilion as the focal point from the covered seating area by the house, unifies the currently more piecemeal elements of the rear garden and is in keeping with the style of the house. Key words: curvaceous, formally informal, pots. 

More specific requirements included:

  • to link the existing greenhouse in the vegetable garden into the design.
  • to keep some sort of  windbreak to protect crops in the vegetable garden – ideally something softer, more curvy and decorative.
  • to incorporate a new statue as a focal point.
  • to continue to allow easy assess of lawnmower
  • to reconcile the area inside the entrance gate and link this with the new area and the rest of the garden. 
  • to use hardlandscaping materials in keeping with the feel of the house and existing material sin the garden.

Planting: simple, predominately climbers (roses and clematis on obelisks, trellis and pergola) with mass planting of lavender. Plus thymes and other low growing fragrant herbs in the gravel path. Feature plants to add some structure and height: Stipa gigantea, box topiary and by the pavilion steps two scented shrubs.  Colours: soft pinks, lilacs, purples and whites.