Neighbouring properties determined levels resulting in mass excavation of 1500 tonnes of earth over the site. The larger mature trees retained also dictated levels hence the introductions of beautiful undulating lawns that ensure the root protection zones were adhered to.
Terraces for entertaining were created along the various landing areas. A large formal level area of the lawn was also created close to the house spilling from the main entertaining terrace. A very striking rill of water was located centrally with the source emerging from the base of a Haddon stone feature temple, which also provided shade and alternative views looking over the garden back towards the house. The boundaries in immediate proximity to the large entertaining terrace were addressed for privacy by the planting of Pleached Hornbeam trees that created a screen of foliage on either side. The style of planting in the rest of the garden was of a woodland theme in accordance with one of the planning conditions. An outdoor kitchen was also installed with all facilities including hot and cold running water. A controllable lighting system was installed throughout the gardens to enhance the overall effect and create varying lighting moods. At night, lighting within the water-feature provides for a spectacular dancing display of colour across the different textured finishes and planting.
The front-drive was laid using a sawn and flame textured granite sett with Portland stone banding. Bespoke art deco themed stainless steel gates were commissioned. An Iroko refuse store was designed with a sedum roof.