To replace the existing dated brickwork and paving in
this waterside garden with a fresh, new, bold design, incorporating a seating
area and gazebo.
Purbeck stone was used to form dry-stone
serpentine walls, which wrap around the uprights of the large gazebo and also
act as raised planters. The limestone flagstones are set off with
hand-cut black limestone edgings, which also create a striking visual divide
between the two similar toned materials of the walling and the patio.
With a garden that has this much exposure to the
elements, a lot of thought needs to go into the planting scheme. Extensive use
of grasses and palms are the backbone of the layout with perennials such as sea
asters, armeria maritima and agapanthus providing colour throughout the summer