A garden design for a large Sussex family home that has been recently renovated and restored. The Grade II listed Georgian house occupies a prominent position in this Sussex village. With glorious south-facing views towards the South Downs, the garden is enclosed by a listed flint wall and forms a small part of a larger woodland estate.
The brief from our client was to maximise useable space within this sloping site, including a large flat lawn, a swimming pool, and entertainment space close to the house, whilst integrating the house and new orangery with the garden.
A series of linked, Limestone terraces create dining and lounging spaces with stepped access from the house, and down to the wider garden. A series of full-width retaining walls will create 140sqm of flat lawn, encased with generous mixed borders featuring all of our client’s favourite plants and colours.
A 10 x 4m swimming pool with pool terrace and timber pergola is positioned to make the most of afternoon and evening sun.
The design also incorporates a new front garden and entrance sequence, both from the street and from the newly formed driveway within the woodland. Existing brick pavers will be reused and relaid, mixed with contemporary Dutch-style pavers in corresponding colours. A small vegetable garden is tucked to the side of the house and further into the wider garden, a fire-pit and seating is proposed within the apple orchard.
Works on this stunning garden are due to start later in 2019.