photography: andy sturgeon
In my opinion larger rural gardens must be reverential to their surroundings or they risk competing with the greater landscape, the house, its history and even nature. Frequently in a walled garden there is less of a visual connection to those surroundings and it can present the opportunity to create something truly exciting whilst remaining sympathetic to the setting and avoiding yet more pleached hornbeams and clipped box
Here I took the essence of the formality and proportions of the existing gardens and structures and followed through with materials which moved away from the rigid and predictable symmetry that abounded. The result is a bold, confident space that compliments both house and garden.