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News | Our New Garden

Updated: Oct 17, 2019


We are excited to announce that our garden and office restoration has recently been completed. If you are in Winchester please do call in to take a look.


The Garden

The new garden is an example of our design and planting style and includes materials, furniture and planters from trusted suppliers.


The main raised area has been designed in a classical English style, with formal elements combined with herbaceous borders. The scheme for the borders is inspired by colourised vintage photographs, which mix sepia tones with smoky pinks and dusky mauves. In summer, this subtle combination includes Delphiniums, Phlox, Asters, Gaura and Penstemons.


The formal structure is provided by Hornbeam and Yew hedging to create year-round interest. It is planted for privacy within the town setting, with additional pleached Hornbeam showing the benefits of pleaching in a small space.


Low hedging is provided by Euonymus ‘Jean Hughes’, a shrub with dense, compact evergreen foliage. This is part of a number of on-going trials to find an alternative to Box, which is under threat from blight.


To complete a timeless feel, we’ve planted many of our favourite Roses throughout. Our boundary walls have been planted with a combination of Clematis and climbing Roses, such as Clematis viticella 'Betty Corning' and Rosa ‘Lady of the Lake’. Lavender surrounds the central seating area providing a bee and butterfly-friendly summer frame.


Gaze Burvill, and Oxford Planters, have very kindly provided the crafted bespoke furniture and planters, which beautifully complement the design.


We look forward to using our garden for various events as well as a place to enjoy. It will also act as a useful resource to help illustrate materials but also to trial new ideas and plants.


This is the garden’s first year and we are looking forward to seeing how it matures. We will document the development of the garden here on our Journal, but we hope you will stop by to see it for yourself.


Our restored office





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