This was an established garden, kept neat and tidy by a gardener. However the clients wanted something more interesting in which to relax and entertain.
A large pergola was built along the south facing terrace providing a sheltered place to sit and relax. Beds on either side of the lawn now form a zig-zag shape that leads the visitor into the garden as through a woodland path to a secluded seating area, in the shade of a lilac tree. Planting is largely naturalistic with points of drama and interest which change throughout the year.