Village House | Hampshire

A beautiful village house with little in the way of developed gardens. We were asked to help create a structured layout, with interesting and slightly fresh planting schemes to suit the tastes of the owners, one being a wine connoisseur and the other being an interior designer. 

Appropriately, 'burgundies', pinks, deep purples and acid green/yellows create the theme for the main borders. Viewed from the main Yorkstone terrace they now provide a soft setting for the background Church. Yew hedging and low cloud Box hedging, help divide the three different areas. A white and blue, themed rose walk are designed to lead the eye to a future sculpture, which is framed by stunning Salvia sclarea var, 'Turkestanica'.

The rose walk divides the main lawn area from the lower lawn, which is surrounded by tranquil green and white planting. This is created, using circles of box balls and Alchemilla around formally laid out fruit trees and parallel divisions of low Hornbeam hedging, between which are planted frothing clouds of white summer annuals. A small vegetable garden lies beyond this, hidden behind a rustic arched hazel trellis, upon which are trained espalier pears.