The brief was for a contemporary, clean, stylish look to reflect the modern style of the newly built home. The clients were keen to avoid obscuring the views of the moor, so the planting needed to be largely low growing and be able to withstand the exposed weather conditions in Yorkshire. The design challenge was to realise a planting scheme which suited the client’s brief whilst working harmoniously with the landscape beyond.
Around the patio area, planting consists of clipped hornbeam balls and domes with yew for contrast, interspersed with grasses.
Planted rills of contrasting grasses (green and black) link with the lines of the landscape behind. (The Ophiopogon will take a couple of years to fill out their space).
The garden had been landscaped by the builders. The commission was initiated after the garden had already been built.
“We’ve had a lovely day pottering in the garden …. The project has had it’s highs and lows but as we were enjoying a glass of wine on the terrace this evening we felt that the your garden design perfectly fitted with the house and the landscape beyond. Thank you!”
Thanks to Noel Kingsbury’s blog post I’ve discovered the sad news of the passing of Nori Pope. Although I never had the pleasure of listening or talking to him, I did have the opportunity to visit his and Sandra’s garden […]