We were asked to create an herbaceous garden that would be attractive to visitors from May to September.
The rectangular garden was previously cut in half by two squares which gave a truncated appearance, and was not inviting. We wanted to encourage visitors to see the West Garden as one entity, and to this end, we joined the two lawns, changing their shape to an ellipse. The sweeping curve of the lawns draws the visitors to the borders.
Flower colours are predominantly pink, yellow, and blue, with white, and purple used as complementary colours. Chalky soil, and a windy site proved further challenges.
The York stone path was extended to allow an armillary to form a centrepiece. A small courtyard white herb circular garden surrounding an existing fig tree is also shown.