SOUTHDOWN

 

This garden is a c.5m wide garden, accessed through the rear of a terraced house, which tapers towards the top end on a gentle gradient. The client wanted various seating areas throughout the garden in order to accommodate sun and shade at different times of the day. He wanted two very different kinds of garden - a 'summer' sun garden with a lawn, and a more tropical broad-leafed garden with a pond (similar to others I have designed) - which ultimately prompted the division of the plot into two parts on two levels, separated by a pond. The garden would also draw partial inspiration from the Devonshire farm on which he grew up, including elements of steep-sided valleys, deep stream beds and woodland. 

Go to SOUTHDOWN (the making of) to see how the garden evolved.

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the garden from an upstairs window
the garden from an upstairs window
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the upper garden
the upper garden
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the lower garden
the lower garden
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the lower garden (towards the house)
the lower garden (towards the house)
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Views: lower garden

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Views: upper garden

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The Planting

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slate steam bed
slate steam bed
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the white garden
the white garden
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planting in the shaded bed
planting in the shaded bed
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