Working in collaboration with our friends at Phil Allen Design, we’ve designed this garden 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 generously 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 re-laid, 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 are proposed within the apple orchard.
Works on this stunning garden are due to start later in 2019.