Contemporary rural garden
  • Naturalistic planting with meadow and large deck
  • Naturalistic planting within wildflower meadow
  • Detail of living willow screen in May
  • Living willow screen in September

Contemporary rural garden

This large contemporary garden is still taking shape, with the planting, new meadow areas and living willow all created earlier in 2015. After just one summer of growth everything is establishing really well - the benefit of rich clay soil. There is still work to do, and we will be adding more images as the garden matures.

The brief for this large rural garden was to be creative and even a bit experimental! The client wanted a relaxed, natural feel to the garden, making the most of the countryside setting, and increasing the sense of privacy. We re-worked the layout of the existing buttercup meadow, and created new wildflower meadow areas to increase the range of species present and add loose definition to the meadow. Within the newly sown meadow we planted a large swathe of (mainly) herbaceous plants and grasses. This area will, as it matures, blend into the meadow through the planting of a 'transition zone' of smaller grasses including Molinia caerulea and Sporobolus heterolepis to soften the boundary between the two areas.

Living willow was used for naturalistic and virtually instant screening for privacy. A large contemporary deck extends from the garden room of the house to provide lots of outdoor living space for large family gatherings.

Work planned for this autumn includes planting around the deck area and adding bulbs for naturalising into the meadow.

Lavandula stoechas & Stipa tenuissima

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2 Manor Cottages
Weston Bampfylde
Yeovil
Somerset, BA22 7HT