Water Meadows

Water Meadow

Water Meadow

Ox Eye daisies and Achillea

Water Meadow

Water Meadow

Bare and barren landscape

Water Meadow

Water Meadow

Preparing the ground

Water Meadow

Water Meadow

Preparation under way

Water Meadow

Water Meadow

Ready for sowing

Water Meadow

Water Meadow

Mown paths lead you through

Water Meadow

Water Meadow

Wild Flower meadow after 12 months

Water Meadow

Water Meadow

The meadow restored

Water Meadow

Water Meadow

The meadow restored

Water Meadow

Water Meadow

Scabious and Ox Eye Daisies

Water Meadow

Water Meadow

Flowers go mad in Berkshire

Water Meadow

Water Meadow

The woodland

Water Meadow

Water Meadow

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…