Modern Productive Garden

The Place:
This 1950’s house sits up high on the Chiltern Hills, an AONB close to London. The garden has a beautiful view looking out across rolling hills and distant woodland.

The Brief:
The couple who own this garden wanted a space in which to entertain friends and harvest their own food. They love modern art and design and wanted something that tastefully fits with the rectilinear mid-century style of their property.

The Design: 
We created a wildlife friendly garden showing how foraging can work in a smaller, residential setting.

Instead of an annual vegetable garden we’ve suggested lots of plants that can be foraged from. Fruit trees, rambling climbers, berry bushes and herb walls have been chosen carefully for visual impact and delicious harvests.

Contemporary Cor-ten steel is a unifying theme throughout the garden. It frames the generous planting beds and rectilinear terraced lawns. It’s used as sculptural framework adding structure and height, and as the treatment for the new garage doors.

We’ve put an alfesco cocktail terrace and seating area in the sunniest top corner of the garden. The perfect spot for a g&t as the sun goes down…
CLIENT Mr and Mrs Slate
STATUS Detailing