Water Meadows

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Ox Eye daisies and Achillea

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Bare and barren landscape

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Preparing the ground

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Preparation under way

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Ready for sowing

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Mown paths lead you through

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Wild Flower meadow after 12 months

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The meadow restored

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The meadow restored

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Scabious and Ox Eye Daisies

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Flowers go mad in Berkshire

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The woodland

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The banks of the stream restored

Project Details

Having bought an Edwardian House with a 12 acre garden with over a mile of frontage onto the River Thames, the new owners of this house in Oxfordshire had plenty on their plate.

8 acres of the garden were water meadows and hence regularly if unpredictably flooded. Yet most of this was abandoned paddocks. But the setting with a navigable stream joining the Thames to an adjacent Roman Pond and Mill oozed potential.

With such a naturalistic setting, The Garden Design Company introduced Dan Pearson to the owners of the garden. Read more…