Farmhouse Entrance Courtyard

Set within a rural hamlet, this attractive garden forms part of a larger garden belonging to a Grade II listed farmhouse steeped in history.
Previously neglected and uninspiring, the new owners wished for the garden to be sympathetically designed to offer a more cohesive, practical space with a welcoming open approach as it is the main entrance to the property. Two existing magnolias already offered a sense of maturity which were to be incorporated into the new design. Sited on the south side of the property, with views in from the adjoining country lane, it affords plenty of sunshine and a warm sheltered space.
The fascinating building itself offers a wonderful backdrop for a new garden, one that can celebrate the style and varied architecture of the arts and Craft Style home.

The levels were considered carefully so that there was a better flow through the garden and new, low retaining walls were built with a thoughtfully selected brick to match in with the house. A stunning brick and flint path now leads the visitor to the front door with a new brick entrance pad using the same materials. Due to the age of the house, detailing was key not only in choice of materials but also fine tuning elements such as the decorative drainage grates to fit perfectly within the design. We designed two bespoke, decorative metal gates which have been fabricated and installed by our talented blacksmith. These offer a unique and charming access to and from the garden.

The courtyard garden now ensures that the farmhouse is once again forging strong links with its surroundings, complementing each other in a peaceful, unassuming yet stunning, sympathetic and stylish way.

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