Contemporary Garden Design | Garden Planning and Landscape | New Forest Hampshire
Before design of garden: A recently renovated and extended house was left with a large open rear garden and a high terrace with a stark pale brick retaining wall. To utilise the large open space between the house and woods the client wished to create an orchard and meadow. At the same time we were asked to devise a method of blending the house with its high walled terrace to the lower lawn area.
After design of garden: The terrace wall was softened and minimised by building new wooden raised beds. The existing olive trees were relocated to make full use of the south facing elevation, complementing the Mediterranean planting of lavender, rosemary and Cistus.
After design of garden: The field was planted with a mix of flowering trees, including apples, pears and quince. This orchard gives all year round interest from spring flowers to fruit and autumn colour. To lead the eye down to the steps at the bottom of the garden, the meandering curves of the long meadow grass were defined from the lawn using locally made twisted steel hoops.
My garden has been transformed from a blank canvas to a landscaped garden that completely meets my objectives. Saltmarsh went to great lengths to understand my priorities, interests and capacity for maintenance and produced an effective design and planting scheme. They recommended a good, local landscape contractor and worked with him to bring the scheme to fruition. Saltmarsh have also been very helpful in providing ongoing advice. The team were a pleasure to work with and I am delighted to recommend them.