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The Georgian House

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The Georgian House

the georgian house landscaping case study

The Landscape:

The Old Walled Garden in Oxfordshire belongs to a 17th century Georgian house where the visual arts are ever-present.

Just some of the features include: a beautiful, contemporary glass-apexed kitchen opens out leading into the garden and a cornucopia of original facets.

Within the canvas of the walled garden, a large, tired wisteria needed to be renovated back to health and a tall palm directed eyes to the sky, as well as an old well hidden from view that the client wished to be restored and highlighted as a feature within the patio.

The property is situated on the market street of an old Oxfordshire town garden, with access to the garden through the house.

The Old Walled Garden as work begins

The brief:

To create a living garden from an under-used, old walled garden, redefining the space, which consisting of inherited worn decking, random levels, poor soil/lawn, then transforming it with an entertaining area that flowed seamlessly from kitchen and stepped up into the garden beyond, where older children could enjoy a summer of tennis on an even, healthy lawn.

The old well, rebuilt and finished with honey paviors, lighting and glass dome
The restored and rebuilt well, waiting for it’s final touch…a glass cover

Garden design:

A relaxed garden, the generous seating area of new natural flagstones and Cotswold stone retaining walls was laid to embrace the original natural stone of the walls. The addition of a bespoke store provided an attractive utility hideaway.

the georgian house landscaping case study

Its location on a busy high street in an old Oxfordshire town, meant our team of landscapers took extra throughout to ensure that this gorgeous house was kept pristine, even with debris of clearance and building materials going through the house.

We kept a close eye on detail and charming ‘Henry the Hoover’ played his part at the end of each day, leaving the property owners with nothing to do but enjoy their home, and now their garden too. 

The finished walled garden with beautiful wide honey-coloured patio and retaining walls, with lush raised lawn
The Old Walled Garden is now a beautiful and functional outdoor space

Planting scheme:

Brushes of colour were painted with border planting scheme. The planting list  including: Echinacea purpurea ‘Bravado’, Salvia nemerosa ‘Caradonna’  and Penstemon ‘Garnet’ to give long-lasting, repeat-flowering blooms, but also steeped in verdant greens.

To the stone canvas of the surrounding walls were planted semi-mature climbing Tracelosperum jasminoides, a white starry-flowered evergreen with heavenly scent,  as a feature backdrop interspersed with mid and lower-level plants throughout.

The near-garden with its mature Japanese Acer was underplanted with the mouth-watering lush fern Polystichum setiferum, whilst Geranium ‘Rozanne’ languorously spills over the new Cotswold-stone walls as if it had always been there.

A culinary haven of herbs draws you back to the seating areas, with its mesmerising view into the toughened glass-covered well, and onward into the sunlit kitchen.

A hammock sits on the raised lawn under an acer tree and surrounded by bright purple Geranium Rozanne's
A welcoming place for a leisurely sway in a hammock

The Oxfordshire Gardener says:

“We were delighted to return to prune and continue to train the wisteria ‘alba’ and see a hammock resting in the lawn and we now care for the lawn and garden”

A white flowering wisteria dripping with tiny white waterfalls of flowers
Wisteria ‘alba’

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