A country estate; from fields to garden
Curved lines delineate the space, which include, an upper and lower pond, arboretums, a reflection pool, and formal gardens.
In 1995 this land was 4 acres of field on which the owner decided to site a new house and gardens. The initial design concept took the straight-edged area and softened the landscape using curved lines to delineate the space.
An upper and lower pond was positioned in the natural dip in the land, two arboretums with flowing outlines softened boundary lines and a central paddock while formal terraces and gardens were outlined around the house. Since then the site has developed with design projects undertaken annually, including a reflection pool, a contemporary style courtyard for parking, and a sheltered outdoor entertaining area.
A rose garden, herb garden, and mosaic terrace are just a selection of gardens around the house. The arboretums are beginning to establish and the slides show the hellebore walk, aquilegia drifts and rivers of alchemilla mollis. A number of interconnected gardens flow through the north arboretum including dry stone circles and these lead down to the reflection pool and the view over the newly built ha-ha.
The latest addition is a Solardome glasshouse, to be set in its own cutting flower garden.