We were delighted when this client approached us to design the area around an existing pool that was to be both contemporary and sympathetic to the five hundred year old property and its traditional surroundings.
This garden was originally designed by the renowned John Brookes but required an update and revamp in certain areas. The pool is bordered by premium tumbled natural sandstone paving to complement the existing brick boundary walls, which is again reflected in the built-in barbecue, wood burning stove and traditional pizza oven detailing.
A generous patio provides ample space for lounging in the sun and entertaining whilst the adjoining outdoor kitchen stretches into a welcoming dining area. The boundary dissolves into a wall of evergreen thanks to classic specimens of box-head Lonicera nitida trees, lengthy tendrils of ivy, and a line of agapanthus also providing a dazzling summer display.
With such a stunning part of the garden on display, it was important not to disrupt the view of the pool area from the house when looking across the manicured lawn. We also ensured that this space was properly linked to the rolling garden and areas beyond by including an existing archway, a deep border and a wide step down to the main lawn.