2019 BALI Landscape Design Excellence (Over £100k)- Winner
HERTFORDSHIRE WALLED GARDEN
THREE GARDEN ROOMS FOR A GRADE II LISTED PROPERTY IN HERTFORDSHIRE
The clients had spent years carefully refurbishing this delightful 16th Century property and wanted a garden to match their lifestyle and love of mixing the old and the new.
Immediately outside the floor to ceiling windows of the house, Aralia created a contemporary courtyard for year round appeal. Featuring sawn yorkstone paving, oak and gravel inserts and a timeless water feature, the courtyard is a central space for congregating with family and friends. A green egg nestles in a bespoke oak outdoor kitchen, whilst a quirky pergola made of Cor Ten steel shelters the dining space.
The driveway garden feels more relaxed, structured by old orchard apple trees around a small lawn, underplanted with ferns and perennials in burnt tones of umber and wine.
The third garden is the most natural of the spaces, featuring large swathes of naturalistic planting, a wildflower meadow and a natural swimming pool planted with aquatic plants, as well as an antique effect Larch Deck and Alitex Greenhouse.
The spaces are tied together with a strong axial structure of Cor Ten archways, and the use of natural stone throughout.
“Its been a blast of a project, difficult to see back to Easter when we started in muddy anger. Aralia took us on a journey from blank sheet of paper to wow.
The garden gives us so much more than the sum of its parts. Lighting doubles the size of the garden and makes it come alive at night. It feels like a 5 star boutique hotel – even that doesn’t do it justice – it’s much nicer than that!”
Jon Curtis, owner
Press to play timelapse video of how the garden was built. With thanks to landscape contractors, TKE.
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