Restoration of Knot Garden
Category: Contemporary, Modern & Artistic
Garden Design Project: CONJAD001
My client had a grade 11 listed property in Oxfordshire with a very confused garden that needed simplifying and opening up.
Here you can see the restored Knot Garden.
York Stone pavers was used with a reclaimed stone planter, Pleached Malus trees to screen ugly fencing, Bay trees for structure, gravel for low maintenance and simplicity, and lots of bulbs to pop up throughout the year for colour interest.
The Knot Garden facing the cottage.
Reclaimed York Stone flooring was used and the box shapes are under-planted with various bulbs including Allium Giganteum.
This depicts the garden in an overgrown, untidy state with misshapen flower beds, overgrown box and surrounded by a dense hedge restricting access to the greater garden.
The restoration was accomplished by opening up a path at the rear, smartening it up and realigning the misshapen beds and finally adding garden lighting to make a very attractive garden for year round interest.
This shows how great structure and simplicity work as here in a traditional garden but also this would work equally well in a contemporary setting.
A classic and timeless garden!
The front of the property looks inviting and smart.
It was designed to showcase the house and open up the space that had been overgrown and cluttered.
A simple and smart low maintenance garden.
Submitted By: Jo Alderson Phillips BA (Hons), Dip Hort