These pictures show the garden about 1 month after planting.
My client is very knowledgable about garden history and design as well as plants, and wanted a garden with a simple modernist design using high-quality materials. After looking at various stones, including Belgian blue limestone, we chose a beautiful, mysteriously grey-green Yorkstone for the main patio (and for the steps and upper terrace which will form the second stage of this project). Paths were gravel (using the Cedadec restraining system) with granite setts edging.
At the bottom of the garden there is a natural spring – a sloping channel feeds the spring into a shallow granite-lined pool.
The overall effect is immensely calm and serene, with drama provided by carefully selected seasonal planting.
Key features: Yorkstone patio; Gravel paths with granite sett edgings; Spring-fed granite faced pool and channel; Venetian fencing; Large planting bed with Yorkstone stepping stones.
Key planting: Cornus ‘Norman Haddon’; Vibernum carlesii ‘Compactum’; Magnolias; Blocks of box and yew; herbaceous planting including Anenome japonica, Aquilegia ‘Black Barlow’, Aster divaricatus,Phlox divaricatus, Peony, Polystichum setiferum, Tiarella cordifolia, Viola cornuta.