Brief: Despite it's age this tudor Grade 2 listed house lacked a garden which 'feels like a proper garden'. Having already had a swimming pool installed, the clients commissioned me to create a garden from what was essentially an expanse of bumpy grass. Sitting in the middle of the Kent countryside the garden has some large established trees and a beautiful beech hedge which were a great starting point.
The client's wish list included a larger patio area reusing the existing york stone, a level lawn, the creation of different areas within the garden with a greater sense of enclosure including better screening from surrounding open fields, a rabbit proof herb garden, more autumn colour and an area for a fire pit an pizza oven. Design and planting were to have a relaxed country feel in keeping with the house.
Solution: The design incorporates all of the above elements along with an Oak Gazebo to cover the swimming pool seating area, 3 single Oak Pergolas to create a walkway connecting the new levelled lawn to an exisiting lawn to the side of the house and two bespoke oak gates. I chose black estate fencing over a heavy looking wooden fence for the rabbit proof herb garden and designed the small oak gate to work seamlessly with the metal. Yew was chosen for both topiary and hedging and large mature trees were planted for instant impact. Using Oak, yorkstone, brick pavers and gravel, all materials were chosen to work with the age of the property and be in keeping with the rural setting.
The garden also includes lighting and irrigation.
Landscaping by Tattersall Landscapes.