A multi-year garden development for a large house in the heart of a South Cambridgeshire Village. The owners gave us the brief to take the existing overgrown, unloved garden and create a family garden split into ‘rooms’ creating grown up areas for entertaining, children’s areas, wild areas and produce areas. The challenge was to bring these rooms together as part of a whole.
A cohesive and classical design was created with repetition in the planting schema to provide good linkage between the different areas. A relaxed new perennial planting scheme was used throughout the garden with a mix of climbers, shrubs and trees brought into the design to provide all year round interest.
On the face of it, this garden looks like a contemporary adult entertainment space which includes a large grass area for the children to play in. However, we’ve introduced hidden features like the children’s walkway which wraps right round the outside perimeter of the garden. When young guests come, the first thing they want to do is walk through shrubs – much to everyone’s delight!
A wild area was added towards the rear of the garden to pay homage to the wildlife meadow and nature reserve beyond the garden boundary, and introduce a link between the two. An orchard has been planted in amongst the wild flowers within the garden, all designed to bring wildlife into the garden for everyone’s enjoyment.