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Mown path leading from to grove of Silver Birch trees

Mown path leading from to grove of Silver Birch trees

A mown path leads from the main garden to a grove of Silver Birch trees (Betula utilis)

Oxfordshire

Brief:

To divide this long country garden into a series of usable spaces, incorporating two linked terraces, a formal water feature and planting to give year round structure and seasonal changes.

Design:

The paved terrace ends in a narrow water channel which flows over a black granite water spout into a lower rill leading to a formal pool. Indian Sandstone is used to compliment the local Oxfordshire stone, while strong lines and geometric form provide a contemporary twist to the country setting.

Granite water chute and Lavender planting

Granite water chute and Lavender planting

Planting scheme with Echinacea and Stipa gigantea

Planting scheme with Echinacea and Stipa gigantea

The long rill pours water from the terrace down to a reflective pool.

The long rill pours water from the terrace down to a reflective pool.

Long water channel and formal pond

Long water channel and formal pond

Water spills from the granite water chute into a long rill.

Water spills from the granite water chute into a long rill.

A water rill extending from the terrace feeds into an ornamental pool edged with York stone.

A water rill extending from the terrace feeds into an ornamental pool edged with York stone.

The White Border

The White Border

Mown path leading from to grove of Silver Birch trees

Mown path leading from to grove of Silver Birch trees

Echinacea and grasses planted for summer colour and movement in the garden

Echinacea and grasses planted for summer colour and movement in the garden

Persicaria and Rudbeckia in the main Oxfordshire garden.

Persicaria and Rudbeckia in the main Oxfordshire garden.

Flowering herbaceous plants in yellow and red tones

Flowering herbaceous plants in yellow and red tones