St Ives, Cambridgeshire
This private garden of approximately 2700m2 was formed after an initial consultation with the client. From this we determined the practical uses that the garden needed to include, as well as thoughts and discussions on elements within the garden, both planting and architectural.
Herbaceous planting, giving summer colour, forms the majority of the planting borders with feature trees such as Magnolia and Betula. These are backed by low architectural walls. This combination adopts a more contemporary style whilst retaining a cottage garden planting pallet.
The garden is divides into two main areas, one is a wildlife meadow bordered by tree planting including Cornus, Arbutus and Acers, whilst the other is a more traditional lawn area surrounding by low planting and hedging. These areas are visually linked by an archway through the high dividing hedge, but also through use of planting and repeated themes to create coherence.