VILLAGE HOUSE | HAMPSHIRE
A beautiful village house with little in the way of developed gardens, we were asked to help create a structured layout, with interesting planting schemes to suit the tastes of the owners - one being a wine connoisseur and the other an interior designer.
Appropriately, 'burgundies', pinks, deep purples and acid green/yellows create a theme for the main borders. Viewed from the Yorkstone terrace they now provide a soft setting for the nearby Church. Yew hedging and low Box cloud hedging, help divide the three different areas.
A white and blue themed walk is designed to lead the eye to a sculpture, framed by stunning Salvia sclarea var, 'Turkestanica'.
The rose walk divides the main lawn area from the lower lawn, surrounded by tranquil green and white planting. This is created using circles of box balls and Alchemilla mollis around formally laid out fruit trees and Hornbeam hedging. Between the hedging, frothing clouds of white summer annuals have been planted.
A small vegetable garden lies beyond, hidden behind a rustic arched hazel trellis, upon which espalier pears are trained.