Part of a working farm, it is important that this garden is low maintenance with a logical layout for entrances and pathways, whilst also providing a luxurious break from the everyday, with spaces for playing and entertaining. 

Taking the fields of the surrounding countryside as inspiration, the garden is laid out in a patchwork pattern using clean lines.


The formal garden to the South features a sunken terrace and a games lawn, flanked by bold blocks of perennial planting and grasses that provide interest through the seasons.


To the north, an informal meadow with mown paths sits above a paved terrace that provides a more informal space for family time and outside dining. 

Views from the house are carefully considered, and levels in the garden used to create scenes of layered planting and ornamental trees. Pleached Hornbeams on the boundary create a sense of containment, whilst allowing views of the rolling hills beyond. 

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