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A stylish new house constructed from locally quarried Cotswold stone needed a garden to match. We devised a dynamic layout, creating rooms to divide the space and introducing areas to be discovered. Focal points around the garden encouraged exploration beyond the terrace area.
Road noise and prevailing wind were issues which needed addressing, so we designed a simple water feature, the soothing splash effectively masking traffic noise. A shelter-belt of trees and hedging filter the wind and ornamental grasses take advantage of the breeze by providing movement.
It was important for the garden to be welcoming to wildlife, so a bird-friendly mixed native hedge featuring flowering and fruiting varieties was chosen to mask the perimeter fencing. Pebbles within the water feature give birds a foothold from which to drink. Herbaceous plants provide nectar for insects and long-lasting seed-heads supply more food for birds. A wildflower meadow planted under the trees creates a relaxed area to sit and nature-watch.
New raised beds filled with lush planting surround a floating cedar bench providing an enclosed and scented seating nook.
A large and productive vegetable garden was created with raised oak beds and a National Trust shed, this is shielded from the rest of the garden by a sweep of beech hedging.
All photos by Laura Burt
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