This three acre listed Jekyll Garden was one of Sara’s earliest contracts – where she cut my professional teeth! So you can imagine her delight when she was contacted by the new owner who had visited the garden when she had worked there some 15 years earlier and wanted her to restore it to its original design and concept from 1901.

She was commissioned to design and restore this significant historical Lutyens/Jekyll garden in Sonning on Thames in Berkshire including sourcing original drawings from 1901 when the house was designed for Edward Hudson – the then proprietor of Country Life Magazine and to research to find original species of plants that were used in Jekyll’s original designs.

As well as care and restoration of the rose gardens, herbaceous boarders and pleaching of the existing limes she restored the ecologically old orchard and wild garden – home to millions of spring bulbs.