Walled garden

Designed by Sarah Jarman and Anna Murphy

The dream

The owners of this flint and brick Walled Garden came to the Jarman Murphy design partnership with the dream of creating a space full of life and colour.  The clients wanted to be able to enjoy the garden in all seasons. Sarah and Anna created a beautiful design inspired by a stone mullion window from the C17 Manor House along with some beautiful pieces of rare Hertfordshire Puddingstone embedded in the wall.

The transformation

The Garden Company was entrusted with the build for this atmospheric scheme and worked closely with Sarah and Anna to create: a shaded and elegant entrance to the garden – via six Malus ‘Evereste’ staggered over two rows, together with simple squared flower beds and a long reflecting pool which add formality to the garden’s central section.  Randomly positioned Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata’ provide drama and anchor the surrounding softer planting.

The build team applied its landscaping craftmanship to create curvaceous, organic-shaped beds for the top third of the garden, which are arranged around a simple sawn Yorkstone terrace. These beds are planted with unusual perennials, grasses and herbs, mulched with the same flint gravel that lines the paths in the more formal area. Each bed is edged with corten steel that defines the planting while allowing growth to spill over onto the paths.

The landscaping work for this project required particularly sensitive interpretation of the designers’ brief along with huge attention to detail throughout. The overall effect is a beautiful blend of careful hardscaping and luxurious softscaping, providing seasonal interest and wonderful colours and texture all year round.

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We wanted to work with The Garden Company as we were impressed by their attention to detail and wealth of experience in building larger gardens. We have got to know James and his team at many SGD events... read more

We wanted to work with The Garden Company as we were impressed by their attention to detail and wealth of experience in building larger gardens. We have got to know James and his team at many SGD events over the years and know that we enjoy working with people who have similar outlook and work aesthetic as us. Nothing we specify is too much – the company has a vast list of craftspeople to hand for anything bespoke and we feel very confident that they understand our intention.  The walled garden was built during some extreme weather conditions, and faced a few challenges throughout the build, but The Garden Company was professional throughout and delivered a beautiful garden for us that the clients are delighted with.

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