Private garden alongside new build designed by our Landscape Architect, Joanna Angus.
Work included large west facing terrace with rill water feature utilising the client’s existing stone water troughs. Terracing of the slope with Cotswold stone faced retaining walls and steps with garden lighting. The 60m long rill runs down cascades as it passes down through the three terraces creating the musical sound of running water, ending at a stone well.
The potager was created with compacted gravel paths and Yorkstone terrace in front of the greenhouse, raised beds with corner posts to facilitate the netting when required and fruit trees trained onto espalier frames. A Cotswold stone and engineering brick base was constructed for the Hartley Botanic greenhouse.
A natural swimming pond was constructed at the bottom of the garden complete with surface skimmer and marginal planting filter bed. The circulation pump and balance tank for automatic top-up were sited underneath a Western red cedar decking terrace which was screened from the neighbours with hazel hurdles pending the establishment of the planting screen. A serpentine stream, passing through a wild flower meadow, visually links the natural swimming pond with the well at the end of the rill.