"I adore the garden - we all do and we had some really wonderful parties there this summer. Mel completely understood that we wanted to turn our garden from a space where small children had played into a place where a gown up family would enjoy relaxing and entertaining. She took my ideas and turned them into a garden that still gives me enormous pleasure even through the winter months. It's beautiful and cleverly designed to incorporate some of the existing plants with the new".

Summer House for a Period Residence and Garden   

This mature garden needed an injection of design and space-planning to make it work for the client;  A charming summer house was required, together with an informal space for entertaining. Trees were removed, the ground levelled and a new brick wall built, with an arched gate feature.

The client loves to hold outdoor dinner parties and had strong ideas about the look of her garden. The brief was to introduce elements of a  formal parterre garden, so by introducing Box edged borders containing soft herbaceous planting and lollypop variegated Holly standards, it was possible to achieve the desired effect.      

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