Farmhouse | Hampshire

Much work needed to be carried out to restore this house and working together with Ian Adam Smith Architects and RW Armstrongs, we developed entirely new gardens.

Previously, there were no views of the distant countryside, so old overgrown planting was removed and new native hedging and park railings installed.

A lovely old sweet Chestnut tree was crown lifted and turned into the centrepiece of a circular lawn, beneath which, a view can now be gained. This now forms a focal point from the drawing room, within the newly extended wing of the house. 

A simple family lawn area and wildflower meadow has been created, with avenues of cherry trees and lime trees focusing views between this and the formal garden. The limes are being pollarded to maintain a smaller size and create characterful summer and winter structure. Eventually, these will connect through to a Delphinium walk and a new swimming pool garden. 

A formal herb garden, parterre and herbaceous borders have all been created, framed by new yew hedging.

New, raised, formal lawns, semi-mature trees, spring bulbs, flowering shrubs and a new drive and entrance courtyard, all provide an attractive outlook.