country garden | hertfordshire, uk | daniel auderset
The client wanted a re-design of the garden around his 19th century house. A 200 year old Taxus baccata hedge and a formal Buxus garden were to be kept, a pool, water feature and tennis court were to be created. To link the house to the existing elements and to establish a structure to integrate the new features, axes were created running parallel and at right angles to the house.
On the parallel axes, clipped Tilia x euchlora frame the pool on two sides and link it to the new formal garden with Ceanothus ’Autumnal Blue’, Cistus x argentus ’Silver Ghost’, Lavandula angustifolia ’Hidcote’, Rosa ’Claire Austin’, Rosa ’Creme de la Creme’ and clipped Laurus nobilis domes in front of the house. The axe at right angles lined with taxus cubes and grasses Panicum virgatum ’Rehbraun’ and Stipa gigantea connects the new covered seating area and water feature to the side of the house with the existing buxus garden behind the old taxus hedge.