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Clifton, Bristol


for P + H

It’s quite unusual to be asked to design a garden of this size without a lawn but we were asked  to create a classical garden with contemporary touches, set to a soundtrack of water. This is an impressive house and the garden needed to be equally so.

The scheme centres around a formal, sunken seating area and sculptural focal point anchored by four large planting beds. A rill runs the full length of the garden and a second copper-spouted water feature takes centre stage on the far boundary.

Conical yews give a nod to the ‘Italianate’ and add structure to otherwise soft, naturalistic planting. Pleached hornbeam around the perimeter creates a sense of enclosure and ensures total immersion in the space.

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