A Family Garden

A Family Garden

Whilst the developers of this well built new-build in Goring had already constructed the bones of an outdoor room, the garden lacked the head turning appeal it deserved.

Nevertheless in-house designer Jess Sarson rose to the challenge of redesigning a garden which was far wider than it was deep and had a slope of some 1.2m.

Circular sweeping paths lead you around the garden, slowing the journey to enhance the apparent size, and an oversized double swing was made by our friend and craftsman Alex Brooks, which at 4m tall caused the local Planning Enforcement Officer to pop around to check what we were building! Retaining walls and broad steps made of faux grass, were constructed and realigned to make the most of the views from the house, and simple raised beds were filled with cut flowers and sweet peas grown by us. Finally a stunning shepherds hut is likely to be fought over by all the family.

Despite the plants arriving with 100mm of snow on the ground, the garden has become really established in less than six months and won many plaudits, not least when Jess presented the scheme to ‘The Society of Garden Designers’ as part of her adjudication application to become a fully registered member of the Society.

Indeed the paving supplier Pave Stone was so impressed with the project that images of the garden were used in their 2020 brochure as well as the video below.

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GDC in the media

We’ve been lucky enough to have several of our projects featured in the media. To read some of these articles visit our media page.

Country Homes & Interiors featured this fabulous project in an eight page spread. What used to be an overgrown tennis court was transformed into a secret garden… read the article.

Homes and Gardens also featured this garden which was designed by Joanne Alderson Phillips and created by us… read the article.

Homes and Gardens also featured this garden which was designed by Joanne Alderson Phillips and created by us… read the article.

Homes and Gardens featured our longest running project in this six page spread. Set high up in the Chilterns. The six acre site is set in one of the highest spots in the chilterns… read the article.

Our oldest project, this garden is just stunning and so well maintained by the clients who have looked after it so well. Small wonder then it was featured in Homes and Gardens… read the article.

Our oldest project, this garden is just stunning and so well maintained by the clients who have looked after it so well. Small wonder then it was featured in Homes and Gardens… read the article.

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Homes and Gardens feature

country homes & interiors November 2021 edition