Originally a 17th Century farmhouse situated in South Lakeland. The garden is divided by a small track, with the house garden to the East and a small paddock to the front of the house. The house enjoys expansive views over open fields and woodland.

I was asked by my client to re-think the planting plan for the main garden, and to convert the paddock into an orchard, creating a native wild flower meadow. The client was keen to bring a sense of balance to the main garden, detracting the eye from the dominant fencing. The planting plan focussed on soft romantic planting with year round colour and fragrance.

The brief for the paddock was to plant an indigenous orchard, incorporating a small kitchen garden with raised beds. The longer term plan is to develop a wild meadow which will include wild flower plugs and spring bulbs.