Our ‘Back to Back’ garden at RHS Tatton Park in 2015 was an opportunity for us to show case our passion for contemporary design and a love for immersive, sensitive planting.
The pewter wall which enveloped the garden, provided a backdrop for the swaying grasses, Fennel and Sanguisorba. A curving, cobbled path lead to two contemporary larch stools which overlooked a grey water bowl, capturing the light and sky. A beautiful multi-stem Acer campestre sheltered the garden but encouraged views through its branches. The shady areas beneath the tree and wall were planted with ferns and delicate shade loving flowers such as Thalictrum. On the sunny edges of the garden, varieties of Thyme and tiny Alliums created scree-like areas with chipped grey limestone.
The garden swayed with the breeze and was planted to feel as if it had been established for many years. It was designed to recreate the feeling of field edges and furrows for a city dweller who longs for rural walks and time out from a busy schedule.
The garden was awarded an RHS gold medal and we also won ‘Best in Category – Back to Backs’.