The brief was to make the garden a haven for a family with two children with plenty of room for entertaining and for the plants that they love.
This garden was surrounded by a conifer hedge which had become overbearing, leaving everything in shade for most of the day.
With everything cleared, it was a lovely surprise to find the wall behind in such good condition and it has become a feature in its own right making the garden seem suddenly much bigger. Standard Sorbus aria ‘Majestica’ trees will provide privacy from, and hide the view of, the house behind and an old stable door has been attached at the end of a path to make it seem that the garden carries on beyond the wall.
A more formal area has been created at the end of the garden with a grid of beds, each with an Amelanchier lamarckii, the clients’ favourite tree, under planted with textural leafy plants while herbaceous perennials fill raised beds against the wall, with climbers trained along a trellis. A terrace at the other end of the garden provides enough room for table and chairs and there are plans to add a bespoke greenhouse in the future. The final choice of gravel is yet to be made.
A sunken trampoline provides entertainment for the children and the edges have been disguised with artificial turf.