In keeping with Edwardian design thinking, we were keen to create a sense of sanctuary and retreat near to the house while still reflecting the wider countryside setting. It was important to create a terrace that was interwoven with the house’s Edwardian architecture, continuing and softening its geometric lines. The garden also included some glorious existing trees, possibly dating back to the origins of the property, and we were keen to complement their beauty by using vernacular, natural materials.
Following successful completion of the terrace area and surrounding planting, we were commissioned to redesign the main drive, together with the area around an existing swimming pool that was rather unsightly. Our solution was to use traditional craftmanship 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.