Guildford Garden Design

The architectural firm instructed by the clients, extended and adapted this old farmhouse by almost 50 percent. The new layout and associated grandeur of the proposals required a Garden Design scheme to match. Taxus hedging was designed to create ‘stables’ for the cars parked opposite the entrance, layers of stately hedging were clipped at different heights to add interest and depth, geometry was used to create interesting topiary shapes, ancient olive trees provide a contrast in foliage, specimen trees were used to break up the vast estate and provide a variation in form, hard landscaping materials and layouts were used to separate the garden rooms, the swimming pool area is enclosed by a pink wall which not only protects the semi-tropical planting beds but provides an unusual backdrop, expansive planting borders include block planting schemes, the two stone urns were handcrafted by stone masons to mimic those seen on the clients travels, sculpture plays an important part within any Garden Design, views and vistas are linked together by strategically placed objects of interest. Chevron decking, placed next to stretcher bond paving slabs, situated next to hardwood sleepers work in perfect harmony. Garden Design is about combining the conventional with less conventional ideas, we want to provoke thought and conversations.