Classical English garden

A classical English garden

A classical English garden

A modern classical English garden

The lovely couple who own this garden both commute to work in London. The lady in particular loves her garden. It is her retreat from the city life. She loves everything about gardening, flowers, vegetables, mowing the lawn.

She needs her garden to be relaxing and therapeutic.

The design is very tight

The box hedging and ivy is neatly clipped once a year, the rest does its own thing and the garden always looks stunning.

Clipped box and ivy for a classical English garden

Clipped box and ivy for a classical English garden

The colours used are exclusively green and white.

There is something timeless, smart and sophisticated in such a limited colour palette and lush green with sparkling  white flowers always looks fresh

Green and white planting

Green and white planting

We planted in the “Chelsea” way.

We planted the garden with mature plants  and the garden was established as soon as the planting was finished. These photos were taken the following summer.

A pergola for a classical English garden

A pergola for a classical English garden

Lush planting in the shade

Ferns, Geranium “Johnsons Blue,” lavender and Clematis Armandii “Apple Blossom

Establishing the levels

One of the most important things to establish in any garden are the levels and it is particularly important in a formal garden

Levels for a classical English garden

Levels for a classical English garden

Keeping the same level from the house

The garden had quite a slope away from the house. To make the garden appear to be as big as possible, we ran the level out from the house as far as we could and followed the level of the paving  already  laid.  We built the lawn, pond and flower beds on the top level

Top level classical English garden

Top level classical English garden

Railway sleeper steps.

Railway sleepers  make a change of level and form steps down to a lower lawn. They also create planting beds for ivy and Italian Cypresses.

Lawns on two levels

Lawns on two levels

The lower lawn and border

We planted large, mature hydrangeas, variegated ivy, rhododendrons, magnolia stellata and camellias imported from Italy.

Mature plants from Italy

Mature plants from Italy

A quite place to sit

Look back over the garden from under the pergola, find a quiet place to sit.  Relax with a glass of wine letting the cares of the city drift away.

A garden retreat from city life

A garden retreat from city life

A Garden Design of your own

If you would like a Garden Design of your own starting with a free consultation in your own garden, please telephone 07843 410869 or send me a message via the contact page 

Until then

Happy Gardening

Wendy

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