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Wiltshire country garden

Before - early excavations in the rain

Wiltshire country garden

In its first year

A one acre Wiltshire country garden

Date May 2013
Location Wiltshire
Category Residential
Project details: 

The Brief

A design was sought to create an exciting and diverse garden from a one and a half acre field with a history of poor drainage. The garden had to offer a dramatic view from the enormous, double-height, west-facing living room windows.

The Solution

The design for this garden in Wiltshire created a series of garden rooms separated by beech hedging to encourage exploration of the whole garden. The design radiated away from the main central formal zone with reflective pools, created to offer enticing vistas from the double-height living room windows.

On one side of the formal area a path weaves through a mini arboretum of specimen trees under-planted with bulbs. On the other side a wildflower meadow provides the setting for an orchard leading down to a wildlife pond. Soil from the pool excavations has been re-used on site to create a spiraling border of late flowering perennials and ornamental grasses.

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