Parterre gardens, Bathampton
To create a smart evergreen garden that is consistently attractive from all angles and links the gravel drive to stone under croft.
The house, formerly divided in flats, had recently become a family home again but the front garden remained separate and made it difficult to access the under croft which lead to the back garden.
Various steps and walls were removed to create one level, opening up the space to the front garden. Parterre style beds were formed by timber edges and in filled with gravel paths. A simple arrangement of purple, white and green plants, with clipped topiary and box hedges, created a striking design viewed either at ground level or upstairs.