A reimagining of a large family garden 

An Old Rectory in Somerset with a two-acre garden on an awkward slope that made it hard to enjoy. A full redesign of the garden, orchard and meadow has created a series of inter-locking spaces that link and connect, creating a journey around the garden. 

Inspired by art-deco shapes beloved of the client, curves meet lines to form a series of terraces that have broken up the slope into different areas for eating, cooking and enjoying the incredible views. Locally sourced White Lias stone has been used in a variety of finishes to create a sense of place and connect the garden to the house.  
Beyond the terrace, a new pollinator friendly meadow has been created underplanted with thousands of bulbs to give a procession of colour and interest. A new fruit and nut orchard and a woodland walk provides another habitat and opportunity for a different palette of plants. 

Work is also being done to the existing pool to update it for the next stage of life. 
Contractor : County Lawns

Plants: Deepdale / Arvensis

Status : Due to be complete Spring 2024