Large Country Garden, New Forest

This recently renovated Listed Building sits in extensive grounds just over 2 acres. Originally laid to lawn with a single tennis court set within a pastoral landscape with a single patio tucks in close to the house. This is a new garden with the final phase of planting to be completed in autumn 2022. The first phase of construction and planting is starting to show the design intent and are shown here. Further images will be added as the garden matures.

Materials have been carefully chosen to compliment those previously used and reflecting the history of the house. A bespoke brick pattern is repeated across the site adding interest and a quietly cohesive element across the garden. Internal hedges have been added to create garden rooms with different atmospheres and function. A boardwalk leads out from the main terraces through a bog garden and out to the summerhouse, orchard and meadow. A woodland walk meanders alongside the tennis court where a metal pergola offers support for roses and other climbers and softens the view of the tennis court itself. An evening terrace is enclosed in richly planted mixed borders of roses, shrubs and herbaceous perennials for social afternoons of tennis and to catch the last of the evening sun. A meandering grass path leads through matrix planting out to a further meadow and the fields beyond. The dining terrace looks out over a cool reflective pond bringing the sky down, backed by views out to the wider landscape. A formal lawn from the veranda. A formal hedge divides the glasshouse and raised bed cutting garden.