“Freddy has transformed a derelict front garden. He listened to our ideas and made them so much better. He has paid particular attention to the architecture of the house and has been both sympathetic to it, as well as the rural surroundings, creating something very stylish that sits beautifully in its setting. We are looking forward to the next stage. ” Clark Landgrebe

Formal Forecourt

Lovingly restored, this elegant Suffolk farmhouse merited a fitting entrance. Our clients asked us to devise a formal layout in sympathy with the style of their home, redefining the driveway and introducing a seasonal planting scheme to welcome visitors. We were asked to inject a ‘wow’ factor.

A formal forecourt with an evergreen structure containing a sequential planting scheme of refined flowering trees, shrubs and perennials.   A predominantly evergreen border of Buxus balls on either side of the front door to add a contemporary note. The careful restoration of in situ gates and the use of gravel to retain a rural feel.

A sweeping, semi-circular driveway leading up to the house. A half-moon lawn allowing the frontage to breathe. Clusters of flowering trees (Cornus mas, Malus, Magnolia) on either side of the property to frame the property and lead into the meadows beyond. Formal drifts of Agapanthus, Camellias, Hydrangeas and Roses in whites against the period grey of the façade.

The works were carried out by DTaylor Landscapes.

Autumn/Winter 2018/19: extensive gardens inspired by the romantic contemporary gardens of Atlantic France.