The brief for the Garden Landscaping design
Often a garden evolves over the years with no particular planning, as was the case with this Wantage garden. A fresh pair of eyes is sometimes required to see the possibilities and make the most of the given space.
The key to a good garden design is for it to sit well in its surroundings – to be almost a seamless transition from the outside to inside space. A grand house requires a grand entrance and access to the rest of the garden. In this case, we designed the formal steps as a transition from the patio surrounding the property into a more relaxed ‘family feel’ garden.
A requirement for some privacy on the upper terrace was met with specially trained pleached trees and evergreen planting. A retaining wall from the upper to lower garden level was renovated in keeping with the new design with the resulting effect being a timeless shift from new to old.