A walled garden in hadley wood, herts
The clients requested two very distinct areas for their garden in Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire. The area adjacent to their recently re-furbished Georgian house was to be formal in style, but with a contemporary twist. Planting was to be predominately white and green. The bottom end of the garden which formed an L-shape, was to have a far more relaxed, informal feel, attracting wild-life into the garden. It was also vital that the garden was safe for their young family. The existing original flagstones were re-used to create a spacious terrace for al-fresco dining, overlooking a formal pond. (This was fitted with a safety grill) A smart, travertine path, inset and edged with brushed grey slate travels the length of the formal garden, leading you through to a brick arch. Tall grasses, hedges, pleached trees and deep flower-beds are used to create distinct areas, producing elements of surprise as you travel the length of the garden. A secret courtyard garden is revealed beyond a beech hedge. Here, a stone bench overlooks a sleek, slate water-feature, creating a cool, calm sanctuary.