A contemporary garden
For Bowling Green in Derbyshire
Ancient and modern are successfully combined on the interior of my client's house in Derbyshire - and we wanted to continue that feel in the garden. We planted a grid of copper beech cubes that give a bold structure to the open space, and contrasted that with the soft planting of herbaceous grasses and flowers in square beds to the sides. An indented lawn at the centre is a subtle repeat of the pattern found in the terrace of the main hall garden below and adds pattern without becoming fussy. Against the house we have magnificent scented roses and a deep herbaceous border.