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Portfolio: New Build Rural Garden

A new contemporary house with panoramic views across the countryside, with remains of the old garden ; a collection of camellias and conifers.

The brief: A complimentary design linking the house to the wider countryside; incorporating a sitting area in the garden, in which the clients wished to place some existing furniture.

The design: A dry river bed which tapers away into wild flowers and the view; a swan necked gate was installed here to break up the strong line of the boundary fence and to invite you into the landscape.

At the house end, the dry river bed is punctuated with a set of steps. The line continues and curves round with a granite retaining wall and tails out with Cuppressus sempervirens 'Stricta', giving a sense of enclosure to the seating area.