This historic garden had been left to go wild losing its genius loci (professional term – it means the individual character of a specific location!).
I was called in to give advice on the restoration of the lawns and restorative pruning – but quickly I was asked to embrace the complete restoration. I worked closely with the client to restore it not back to its former glory not as a monk’s sanctuary with vegetable gardens and herbs but instead designed a semi-formal garden creating ambience and feelings of tranquility – a place of calmness and reflection. As the home was for a gentle man with several dishabilles.
The scent of roses and movement within the garden from the boarders made it virtually impossible to walk directly around the garden without needing to stop and push your nose into a flower or marvel at the play of the day light on the vegetation.