RUSTIC ENGLISH GARDEN, PRESTON
This garden has been completely transformed from its original, previously landscaped design. My client spent most of her life living in the country with a large garden, orchard and meadows and craved for some elements of a classic English garden at her new home.
The main design objectives were to replace all the pre-existing landscaping [see before images below] with more rustic materials to complement the red brick and sandstone construction of the house; disguise an unsightly view from the kitchen/dining room; re-work pre-existing borders into the new design and create a new structure to support an established wisteria.
The garden has been divided into different areas including main circular brick patio featuring a bespoke oak pergola [images just added below]; lawn area; defined mixed borders; easy maintenance gravel area for bird feeding stations; brick raised vegetable beds and an area for a greenhouse.
The rustic brick used throughout the garden landscaping has been reclaimed from a local mill just 15 minutes away from the house. Some existing materials have been reincorporated within the garden; Yorkstone paving has been used as stepping-stones through the gravel area and a row of beech hedging has been repositioned along the back fence. One feature of the original design has been saved; a false secret door and adjoining panel covered with ivy at the back of the main circular brick patio. Trellis tops around the boundary fence and wooden obelisks help to give the garden additional structure and give that classic English garden feel; especially once the roses and clematis start to clothe them.