Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

An avenue of silver birch divides the garden

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

The terrace area

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

Alchemilla and Clematis Bill McKenzie explode

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

Fox tail lilies erupt

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

Holly balls contrast with the foxtail lilies

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

Bespoke York stone steps

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

Rosa laguna, three years old....

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

Rosa laguna flowering for months

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

The cut flower garden

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

Cosmos, grown from seed

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

Sweet peas, grown from seed

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

The bespoke green house

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

Pleached Hornbeams

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

The Summer House

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

The maze

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

Bespoke green oak benches in the meadow

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

The wildflower meadow

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

The bog garden

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

The irresistable swing in the bog garden

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

The bespoke boardwalk in the bog garden

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

The bog garden

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

The tranquity of the bog garden

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

Slug free hostas

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

Slug free hostas in the bog garden

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

Bee hives in the wild flower meadows

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

Bees doing their job in the wild flower meadows

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

Wild flower meadows

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

Tortoiseshell butterfly on the wild scabious

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

The restored pond

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

The duck house

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

The Acer glade

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

The Acer Glade

Chiltern Estate

Chiltern Estate

The Acer Glade

Project Details

Having previously used Jo Alderson Phillips on another project, the clients approached Jo again to design this 6 acre site on one of the highest spots in the Chilterns. Orchard House or Chiltern Estate as it is otherwise known, is one of our long term projects.

Two large man made ponds already dominated the front garden together with a substantial woodland area planted within the last 30 years but which had never been managed or thinned. Beech trees, so characteristic of the Chiterns had been butchered above and below ground by previous builders and contractors as the drive was laid and ponds created.Read more…

However this long term project is really too big to describe so please do take a look at our online book to discover the secrets behind this garden. Or watch the video below.

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