A Large Classic Garden in Cheshire
The client wanted a classic garden design that reflects the contemporary nature of their new extension whilst not forgetting the traditional style of the original Coach House.
A series of formal gardens has been created adjacent to the new extension. A generous terrace with plenty of room for both informal seating and dining is bordered by a contemporary water feature in the form of a canal with a stepping stone over. A double row of pleached trees take your eye out over the water and across the main lawns, to the armillary at the far end, the main focal point of the seating area.
The key to cracking the final layout was agreeing the location of the parking area so that the whole garden did not become an extended driveway. By moving the parking closer to the house, just off to the side of the new extension and screened by hedging, allowed the rest of the space to be united and work as a whole.
Hedging is used to divide the large walled garden into a series of individual garden rooms, each with a different layout and planting.
We are thrilled with the finished garden; it has surpassed our expectations and works with the newly extended house. Louise has created a space that delights everyone who comes to visit and has already brought us a great deal of pleasure. We cannot thank Louise enough.
Mr J Martin, Great Budworth
The kitchen garden is placed so that it can be viewed from the main terrace, with an oak pergola the main focal point of the outdoor dining area. There is space for growing vegetables and cut flowers as well as an informal dining area under the oak pergola.
A large informal wildflower meadow accounts for almost half the walled garden. Paths have been mown that further reinforce the grid pattern of the space, with fruit trees planted within each wildflower square. A summerhouse sits in the middle of the meadow which provides a delightful seating area to enjoy the views of the wild flowers as they evolve throughout the seasons.
The finished garden is tied together by a series of paths, both in gravel and grass, creating a journey through the entire space, with a number of seating areas from which to enjoy a different view in each defined garden area.