A beautiful outlook over the valley and hills beyond is the backdrop for this Lyme Regis garden. The house sits at the top of a sloping, terraced garden which is characterised with curved, low clipped hedges and naturalistic planting.

We were invited to design a new seating area for the family and to enhance some planting areas. After discussion with the clients and carefully observing the site, the new contemporary design encompasses an elevated boardwalk, with peep through glass inserts, that link the main property to an existing summerhouse and a new decking area. This is surrounded with a planting scheme that introduces new grasses and tall plants into the garden. Lush woodland planting now lies beneath the raised boardwalk and a newly planted area, that features a stone balanced sculpture, has been planted with a veil of tall, moving, finely textured forms. Our clients’ love of topiary has been tapped into, with the addition of clipped Bay balls amongst the shady planted areas.

Priority in the garden was to ensure views were not obscured with plants and features but, enhanced with transparent tall grasses and plants.The garden offers secluded seating areas with beautiful plants and bulbs that provide nearby interest, however there is also the broad view across the valley and woodlands and a feeling of belonging to the landscape and the countryside beyond.