This garden, designed by James Scott, forms the grounds of a large Edwardian house in Berkhamsted, an area of outstanding natural beauty near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Our clients had owned the property for 2 years when they appointed us for our garden design services. Our initial brief was to redesign the large main terrace. The previous owners had implemented unsympathetic materials and plants which were out of keeping with the house and setting. Following the completion of the terrace area and surrounding planting we were commissioned to redesign the main drive area and also the area around an existing swimming pool that was rather unsightly. Our solution was to use natural materials and a bold, exciting planting palette that would work to the scale of the imposing building and garden. A long locally sourced green oak pergola walkway links the main terrace to the swimming pool and serves the additional purpose of leading the eye around the garden to the views of woodland beyond.