At the heart of the garden lies a perfect square of lawn that provides a setting for the building as well as addressing the recreational needs of the family. It is separated from the house by a basalt lined reflection pool.
At the rear of the garden is a floating terrace with a stone clad feature wall which provides a visual full stop to the composition.
Blocks of clipped yew and multi-stemmed white Himalayan birch frame the lawn on either side. A flowering wall composed of scented evergreen climbers forms the right hand boundary and fills the air with clouds of scent during the summer. Planting is composed of a subtle combination of fine textured plants whose colours pick up and compliment the materials within the scheme.
At night this calm scheme is transformed when key elements of the design are dramatically illuminated.
Photography: © James Aldridge