The clients of this expansive garden provided a precise and detailed brief, outlining their vision for a multifunctional outdoor space. Their desires included the transformation of a sloping lawn into a leveled area for croquet, extension of the terrace to accommodate a sizable dining table and seating arrangement, installation of a swing seat for sunset views, creation of a substantial vegetable garden with a greenhouse and storage shed, incorporation of a pergola, introduction of seasonal plantings, provision for a fire pit, trampoline, and even a dedicated space for chickens. The clients had already acquired two beautiful urns, which served as the initial inspiration for the garden's design.
Guided by these requirements, the design unfolded, featuring sweeping steps, raised vegetable beds, a decked seating area, and ample hedging for privacy and screening. The garden also welcomed new elements, including multi-stemmed Amelanchier Lamarckii's, Betula Jacquemontii, and Ligustrum japonicum, along with sandstone sawn paving, reclaimed brick vegetable beds, and oak pergolas.
Despite the challenges posed by a particularly wet winter, the landscaping team persevered to bring this vision to life. The garden is now open each year to the public as part of The National Gardens Scheme'sĀ Open Gardens showcasing the thoughtful integration of diverse elements and creating a vibrant, welcoming outdoor space for both private enjoyment and public admiration.
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