This historic garden had been left to go wild, losing its genius loci (professional term – it means the individual character of a specific location!).
Sara was asked to give advice on the restoration of the lawns and restorative pruning – but was then quickly commissioned to undertake the complete restoration. She worked closely with the client to restore it not back to its former glory as a monk’s sanctuary with vegetable gardens and herbs, but instead she designed a semi-formal garden creating ambience and feelings of tranquillity – a place of calmness and reflection as the home was for a gentleman with multiple disabilities.
The scent of roses and movement within the garden from the borders 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 daylight on the vegetation.