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Country House Gardens

2_Country_House_GardensThe Arts & Crafts House

Commissioned to re-design the large rambling garden of this early 20th Century Country Home whilst the house was undergoing major refurbishment provided Alchemille with the opportunity to bring the eclectic tastes of the client, into their outside space. 

A raised terrace was built along the rear of the house to provide a large dining / lounging area which gave the a broad view of the garden and the beautiful beech woods and fields of the landscape beyond............................

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The Old Barn

Stunning views of the surrounding Chiltern Hills beyond this garden meant that the boundary planting had to remain open and low, so height was added to the centre of the garden with a long timber pergola over-planted with an avenue of Wisteria.  The path beneath the pergola leads from the driveway up broad steps to the main garden. 

A wide `L' shaped south and west facing paved stone terrace laid in front of the barn and to the side of its adjoining annexe provide ample, sheltered dining and lounging space.  Accented by an elegant wrought iron pavillion entwined with scented climbing roses, a further circular seating area set in the centre of a circular lawn offers stunning views across the garden to the surrounding countryside.  Raised beds on the shadier east side of the garden overlooked from the windows of the barn, are densely planted with lush ferns and evergreen shrubs to give all year round interest.