The discerning clients had a very strong idea about what they liked and the project was very much driven by the installation of a new garden building at the back of the garden, the style of which changed from a very modern-looking glass and wood box to a very pretty chateau-style building with a fantastic up-sweeping roof.
The desire for a vegetable growing area, combined with an existing apple tree gave the back area a real focus and, after trying a few surfaces, the herringbone brick terrace combined with a parterre of oak raised beds has resulted in a feeling of a private kitchen garden, with space to relax and watch your broad beans grow.
The rest of the garden is laid to lawn with a range of new flowering perennials and shrubs combined with a beautiful existing arbutus tree and wisteria. A new herringbone brick path runs from front to back and will weather in slowly to feel as though it has always been there. The rose arch will eventually be covered with scented roses and jasmine.