Cottage Garden

Location: Suffolk

Aspect: North-West Facing

Soil Type: Clay

Existing Features:
A long, drive, integral to the garden.

The garden is adjacent to paddocks and open to the rural landscape beyond.

A parterre with box hedging, a metal rose arch with vegetable growing areas immediately outside the cottage and a plain lawn. Unfortunately the parterre closed in on the house, separating it from the wider garden and creating a claustrophobic feel.

There is stable block and barn to the end of the garden.

A Sanctuary

To create a beautiful garden that provides a sanctuary for the client to retreat into, away from the outside world.The garden to maximise on the beautiful views of the countryside from within its own private space. A grid of fruit trees to create a simple but strong line to draw the eye to the space beyond.

A blend of contemporary and traditional

The front garden to have a contemporary ‘wow’ factor but in keeping with the traditional cottage the garden surrounds. Lots of colour and interest from a range of different plants but also to have a specific area to grow fruit and vegetables with a greenhouse nearby.

Separate zones

My clients wanted different zones to be created in the garden. A seating area with sofas and a fire table to provide an area for entertaining or just relaxing in beautiful surroundings. A new patio with a weather creative roof large enough to house a large table for eating and hosting plus an outdoor kitchen to really make the most of outside living.

Mood Lighting

Mood lighting throughout to take the garden from day to night making the garden a glorious and magical place to be in summer evenings.