Downland Phase 1
A beautiful cottage in a delightful Downland village.
Due to the large scale of the garden the project is being built in phases. The garden is split into two layers, a smaller lower one and top larger one. It felt like two unconnected gardens and hemmed in the house from it’s surroundings.
To counteract this, a large sweeping drystone retaining wall was constructed along with a wide linking flight of steps.
The resulting border has been planted in a naturalistic style of grasses, perennials and Box balls. This major reshaping and construction has taken away the previous feeling of claustrophobia and light streaming through the border plants helps fuse the top and bottom garden.