A Contemporary Garden Linking to the Open Country

The brief here was for a contemporary garden using traditional materials. The design needed to incorporate a site for a large abstract sculpture, a moving water feature, shelter from both sun and strong south westerly winds whilst retaining the open views, and low maintenance planting. The design is geometric, using strong curves combined with squares. Structural hedges define the shapes, whilst providing shelter and an element of surprise. A raised pond is simply planted with architectural plants and water slides down a dressed stone slab. An oak pergola shades the house from the sun. The garden merges into the meadow beyond with a sweep of wildflowers.