We designed a series of intimate spaces around three sides of the house, all connected by a long axis path. The garden was designed to complement the strong dark interior and provide a beautiful backdrop throughout the year.
Planting is composed of strong architectural elements to balance the generous floating limestone steps. Four mature box-headed hornbeams provide the overhead structure which are balanced with large domes of English yew.
The boundaries are clothed with tall narrow hedges of sweet bay and flowering evergreen climbers that fill the garden with scent in high summer. The surfaces are restricted to sawn pale limestone and irregular marble cobbles that give the garden a rich texture.
Lighting highlights the structural planting to spectacular effect.
Photography: © Marianne Majerus