Due to the natural slope of the setting, this beautiful old Manor house already had a split level garden, but the planting was very static. Also there was no properly defined seating area for entertaining.
The New Design
Changing part of the existing lower gravel area to paving, provided a sizable area for entertaining, with new perennial planting in gravel around the edges to soften this Courtyard area. The rest of the garden was replanted mostly with perennials and grasses to provide seasonal interest and movement, whilst maintaining a selection of existing shrubs providing maturity and evergreen interest. See More Back Gardens
The new patio area softened with planting.
May, with Persicaria Superba in flower in the foreground.
Euphorbia Myrsinities tumbles over the sleeper wall.
An existing Wisteria frames the beautiful arched window.