This large garden in Sarratt, near Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire designed by James Scott MSGD already had some pleasant existing features including a woodland and meadow area. The area immediately surrounding the house was however rather austere with a strip of paving and steep grass bank.
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The new garden design brought planting closer to the house and the main circular terrace was placed on the corner of the house to create a pivot point and link the two main areas of the garden. Naturalistic planting was threaded around more structural planting with steps leading through the planting to the top of the bank. Orchard trees were added to the meadow to organise the area. Incongruous plants were removed from the woodland and replaced with native species.