A period home demands a very special type of garden, one which feels as if it was created along with the house and yet at the same time is alive with fresh, vibrant colours and has an occasional elegant twist, be it in the materials used or contemporary features such as furniture and lighting.
For this home in Blackheath the house is steeped in history and anything too modern could ironically look dated quicker than the house itself. Therefore a careful selection of plants had to echo the period of the building, with materials such as Yorkstone giving the finished pathways a timeless elegance.
The garden before we got to work on it...
The garden after we finished work on it...
Creative pruning of an old holly hedge created a the illusion of a warriors helmet above a fine old bench
Tellima grandiflora, Anemone 'Honorine Jobert', Taxus baccata, Iris foetidissima, Brunnera 'Jack Frost', Ribes speciosum, Hemerocallis 'Frans Hals', Acanthus spinosus
Yorkstone paving, timber pergolas, contemporary furniture and LED lighting