A classic symmetrical arrangement with topiarized box balls and yew pyramids, and low box hedging for the beds. All these strict forms are softened by the planting; African lilies, bear’s breech and Anemones trail over the hedge, whilst a multistem edible Amelanchier adds to the vertical interest of the garden on the left hand side. On the right, a red maple (Acer palmatum ‘Garnet’) heats up the view. The green rendered trellises around are densely covered with climbing roses and hydrangeas. The romantic seating area at the back is a bespoke metal arch with scented climbing roses and blue ceramic coffee tables.
“All gardens transform both seasonally and linearly as plants mature. This basic box and yew layout gives space to change the planting from time to time and try out different seasonal planting combinations.”