• Walled garden

    This garden was created on a plot of land behind a country house which had been abandoned to shingle and muddy grass. The brief was to design an enclosed space for family entertaining and recreation, with discrete areas for sunbathing, barbequing, eating, and playing. As an additional feature, a pool for pond dipping was added, providing as much pleasure when viewed from inside the house as out. Screening and division of the site was achieved by using clipped pleached hedging, with a loggia against the house offering a shady seating area. Planting combines solid blocks of Clipped box with drifts of grasses, Lavender, ground cover Roses and Hydrangeas.