Contemporary Garden Design | Garden Planning and Landscape | New Forest Hampshire
BACK GARDEN BEFORE: The part of the garden surrounding the house suffered from an excess of paving that had fallen into disrepair. The teak deck that overhung the pond was not large enough for dining in the evening sun and did not give sufficient access to other parts of the garden. The unattractive red brick walls were crumbling and not in keeping with the style of the architecture. Vehicular access was undefined and this meant that cars parked too close to the south terrace rather than using the parking area by the front entrance.
FRONT GARDEN BEFORE: An overgrown and difficult to maintain mixed rockery border edged the drive. The main parking area was obscured by a high hedge. In addition the gravelled access was steep and did not guide cars to the correct place.
CONCEPT PLAN BACK GARDEN: Our client wanted a Mediterranean style garden that would compliment the substantial mill house. This influenced our choice of materials and planting. Landscaping and new gates guide vehicles to the main car park. A vista using a hydrangea walkway opens the garden to the orchard and swimming pool. The plan also had to solve the issue of flood prevention. The existing measures were insufficient and unattractive. New retaining walls and grass earthed mounds were included to disguise the flood barrier and raise it to the required level.
CONCEPT PLAN - FRONT GARDEN: A tree-lined gravel drive leads to the extended main car park. Planting was used to screen the unsightly tennis court and draw the eye to the main entrance.
Rosa 'Chandos Beauty'
Salvia officinalis 'Icterina'
Rosa 'Penny Lane'
Hosta 'Royal Standard'
Saltmarsh took time to understand what we wanted from our garden. The finished garden has fulfilled our aspirations and provides us with a place which we love to share with family and friends.