When we first saw this garden, we were struck by its wonderful location and its unique connection to the New Forest. The garden faces out onto the open heathland of the forest, yet it seemed cut off from its surroundings with no sense of place.
We wanted to open out the garden and introduce views to the surrounding landscape without making it feel too exposed. We established a series of curved beds and threaded trees and plants of varying heights through the garden to create privacy screens for the terrace and to frame the views from other vantage points. The curved beds made the garden feel larger and led the eye out to the heathland beyond, where it connected naturally with the native woodland. Where the garden boundary met the forest, we introduced a circular wildflower meadow and a sculptural bench to continue the rhythm of gentle curves and echo the adjacent landscape.