New Farmhouse | Berkshire
We were asked to rethink the whole garden around the house and create a more logical structure and offer greater seasonal interest. The client liked the idea of some colour vibrancy, tempered by calmer areas.
An avenue of Lime trees has been planted, ultimately to pollard. These are underplanted with bold drifts of Miscanthus, to offer great all year round structure. The avenue leads to the swimming pool; slate lined, so as to appear like a formal pond.
The main borders are generously proportioned to accommodate a good variety of zingy, contrasting colours. The display continues from very early spring to the first frosts of autumn.
The drive previously open to view from the garden is now framed by a Hornbeam hedge and run of lovely crab apples, offering spring and autumn interest.
Viewed from the kitchen is a formal Box parterre, filled with Dahlia ‘Twyning’s After Eight’. This is framed by simple, yet high impact plantings of Lavender ‘Hidcote’ and Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’.