The clients chose an impressive Hartley Botanic greenhouse to extend the growing season and productivity of their garden.
The challenge was to position it for maximum light but without dominating the space. A section was reserved at the end of the garden for the greenhouse, raised vegetable beds and a small orchard. This area is screened by a copper beech hedge. A pergola leads from the house to the new orchard and greenhouse. Subtle lighting illuminates the stone path. A specimen ‘Wedding Cake Tree’, Viburnum plicatum ‘Mariesii’ forms the focal point beyond the pergola. A simple brick circle defines the lawn which is surrounded with borders planted with perennials, roses and hydrangeas to give colour, interest and scent throughout the year. Bees love this garden.