Cottage Gardens, Doynton, Bath
Once a former paddock, the new cottage garden needed to blend sympathetically with the surrounding rural landscape.
Simple circles and curves were used to create deep planting beds and secluded seating areas bordered by hedgerows and a stable yard. Mostly herbaceous planting rises in billowing mounds during summer, creating a haze of colour and flowers buzzing with wildlife. The winter garden has strong structural evergreen shrubs, and crisp cut borders acting as a framework for the following seasonal displays.