Hampshire Village Garden

The owners of this delightful Grade II listed property wished to update the garden to ensure a smart yet welcoming entrance that would balance the grandeur of the house. The views out were important as well as the atmosphere within the garden.

The design called for an elegant, sympathetic scheme that would help anchor the property within its landscape and ensure a great entertaining space for their large groups of friends.

The bespoke metal arch sited within a smart brick pad, leads from the drive, offering an inviting approach via a brick path to the front door. Shingle borders this path to offer a more inviting route and allow for topiary pieces to sit within. Bold swathes of hydrangeas and grasses with soft silver tones as edges, give a stunning scheme to the approaching visitor and also from within.

The existing brick retaining wall not only offers a practical solution to the change in level, but also the opportunity to let the planting settle into its surroundings with grace and style. A limited colour palette of long flowering plants were selected including plenty of evergreen structure. This gives a strong yet gentle approach to the property and a warm ambience from within the garden. The garden now ensures that it forms a strong link with the property and an impressive, inviting entrance.

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