Period House Garden - Blackheath

Design Brief

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...

Before

The garden after we finished work on it...

  • Rear Garden

    Rear Garden

    The main terrace and long lawn
  • Rear Garden

    Rear Garden

    The pergola walk
  • Rear Garden

    Rear Garden

    High quality materials
  • Rear Garden

    Rear Garden

    Traditional topiary planters give a timeless appearance to the terrace
  • Woodland Area

    Woodland Area

    Carefully selected shade-tolerant woodland species
  • Woodland Area

    Woodland Area

    Specially curved Yorkstone pathways extend the feeling of width across the garden
  • Woodland Area

    Woodland Area

    Easy to maintain and yet full of colour and form right through the four seasons
  • Rear Garden
  • Rear Garden
  • Rear Garden
  • Rear Garden
  • Woodland Area
  • Woodland Area
  • Woodland Area

Traditional Rose 'Wlliam Shakespeare 2000'

Creative pruning of an old holly hedge created a the illusion of a warriors helmet above a fine old bench

Sample Plants

Tellima grandiflora, Anemone 'Honorine Jobert', Taxus baccata, Iris foetidissima, Brunnera 'Jack Frost', Ribes speciosum, Hemerocallis 'Frans Hals', Acanthus spinosus

Materials

Yorkstone paving, timber pergolas, contemporary furniture and LED lighting

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