Village House

Hampshire

This beautiful village house had little in the way of developed gardens when we first viewed it. Keen to introduce a new structured layout to the garden, we also imagined a collection of colour-led planting schemes which reflected the creative temperaments of our clients.

We chose Yew and low Box cloud-hedging to divide the garden into three different rooms and utilised fine, traditional materials for the terraces and pathways.

Within the south garden, we introduced a colour palette of’ burgundies’, pinks, deep purples and acid greens. Viewed from the Yorkstone terrace, these borders enhance the lovely vista towards the nearby village church. We also designed a white and blue themed walk to lead the eye to a striking sculpture.

Planting is composed of an elegant mix of David Austin white Rosa ‘Winchester Cathedral’ and ‘Glamis Castle’, together with Lavender and Stipa grasses to create a soft contrast. This creates a relaxed divide between the main and lower lawns.

Surrounding the lower lawn, we introduced a tranquil green and white planting palette, with frothy Alchemilla and Astrantias, sub-divided by low Hornbeam hedges, for interesting structure. Formally positioned Apple trees add height and productivity to the space, which, together with a small vegetable garden, attractively framed by rustic Pear-trained Hazel arches, offers the air of an old monastic garden, in keeping with the atmosphere of the ancient buildings.