Over a five-year period we created an entirely new landscape for this, largely 18th Century, listed manor house in Hampshire. The property was completely refurbished in 2012 and when we arrived we found a series of out-dated gardens, not in keeping with the character of the house and its fine setting.
Our masterplan incorporates new gardens around the house, as well as a new parkland and a wildlife lake surrounded by flower-rich meadows and native woodland copses.
Taking advantage of the levels on the south side, sculpted banks are designed to enclose a large, formal, lawn providing a serene frame to the house. Planting has taken the form of new herbaceous borders, with changing colour palettes, that soften the historic curved walls, offering a bold and attractive view back towards the house from the lawn.
To bring guests towards the attractive front facade of the house, the main drive was completely redirected, whilst beyond the front lawn a new vegetable and cut-flower garden has been created.
We still offer regular management and design advice to our client and have also introduced them to a new gardener to ensure the gardens are beautifully and skilfully maintained.