Our clients asked us to design their 1 acre garden set in a beautiful location on the top of the Chilterns, near Tring in Herts. The garden design needed to sit comfortably in a farmland setting yet have a contemporary feel . Being keen cooks our clients also required a small kitchen garden as well as a larger vegetable garden and orchard. A strong rectilinear geometry was used to connect the house to the garden and create spaces. Trees and clipped hedges were used to strengthen the geometry before the areas were over layered with a more naturalistic planting. A large area was given over to meadow using local native wildflower species to increase the biodiversity. Mown paths add an edge of control. An added touch was the use of bespoke sculpture to lead the eye and frame views.