COUNTRY VILLA | CORFU
Upon arriving at an old Olive grove on a steep hillside overlooking Albania, we were requested to create a classic Mediterranean garden around a yet-to-be constructed country villa, in conjunction with renowned Greek architects.
The design included outdoor seating and covered areas, a new infinity pool and level gardens. In places, there is as much as four metres difference between the old and new ground levels.
Mature Olive trees were removed to make way for the garden and some have been reused within the new scheme. All of the stone for the house and new garden walls were sourced from site, ensuring both house and garden read harmoniously within the surrounding landscape.
Planting schemes were drawn up to include beautiful, classic plants, such as Lavender, Rosemary, Salvias, Teucrium, Grasses, Roses, Citrus trees, scented Jasmine. Advice as to their suitability was confirmed with a local landscape designer, Alithea Johns of Skopos Design, who has been tasked with maintaining the gardens to a very high standard.