The long borders at the front of the property were completely stripped out, extended and then replanted with a mixture of perennials and grasses in the style of the Dutch new wave. The main season of interest stretches from summer through to Autumn. Bulbs will be planted this Autumn to offer structure and interest in Spring.
Also high on the client’s wish list were a herb garden and turf seat, features which wouldn’t have been out of place in Tudor times. We formed the turf seat from strips of mild steel which were woven to emulate more traditional woven willow. Planting to the herb garden comprises a blend of culinary herbs and perennials with both ornamental and herbal properties. Monarda, Agastache, Salvia nemorosa and Valeriana officinalis fit beautifully into this category.
An avenue of pleached pyrus chanticleer offer a sense of spatial division within the garden . Behind these trees nestle an old orchard of pear trees. Swathes of meadow flow underneath towards the more formal herb garden and west lawn area.