Extensive basement areas including gymnasium, swimming pool and plant rooms extend under the hard landscaped areas of the garden, which means that a lot of the space is roof garden with light-wells to the rear of the house. A substantial sun deck and trampoline area has been located over the plant room, ventilation shafts, and irrigation tank. Rainwater from the house fills the tank and the recycled water ensures that all of the newly planted mature trees and shrubs are irrigated and thriving.
The planting provides year round interest. Dense evergreens are used to provide contrast to vibrant flowering borders, seasonal bedding and herbaceous planting provide additional lush foliage, texture and flower. Raised planting beds with integral seating in the upper gardens enable users to get close to the planting. The boundary walls were enhanced and softened by the installation of bespoke trellis panels, mature yew hedges and specimen trees and shrub planting. A rich pallet of materials was used contrasting reclaimed, natural hewn stone with crisp sawn and polished surfaces of stone steel and glass.
The trees were carefully selected by our designers and the client and the fabulous mature specimens were craned over the 4 storey property from the road.
The design for the front garden is very simple and elegant with beautiful stone steps and detailed classical black and white tiling to recreate the grandeur of original property and respecting the grade II listing of the house.
We are proud to have been involved in such a fabulous project.