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.