A formal garden of rooms with woodland and meadow
This large village garden was neglected and overgrown but the lie of the land suggested this design to me. The garden naturally subdivided into formal “rooms” which I have defined with clipped yew hedging. Despite the formal layout the planting is naturalistic and exuberant.
A path leads from a seat across a formal lily pond with stepping stones, through an inviting aperture in the hedge, to the woodland beyond the enclosed lawn.
The main York stone terrace has generous proportions and wide paths are overhung with soft and billowing plants.
There is a mown path winding through the woodland, around a wildlife pond, and passing sculptures and objets trouve en route to a meadow and orchard.