Project Description

Edge of the Peaks landscape with lake, wildflower meadow and a sheltered cottage garden

This  barn conversion in Pott Shrigley at the edge of the Peak District has breathtaking views west across Cheshire.

The clients are keen bird watchers. The existing farm pond was enlarged, relined and planted with native species. Grasses and wildflowers edge the water.  Oaks, hazel, hawthorn and wild cherry provide shelter and support for wildlife. An orchard planted and the kitchen garden enclosed with a picket fence to keep out rabbits. The site is very exposed and an enclosed cottage garden screened with oak fencing was created next to the house.

What the client has to say

Jacquetta’s very professional masterplan covered in detail all activities from consultation to the completed project and obviously was very helpful in monitoring the work of the contractors. Work started on the project in mid 2011 and, bearing in mind the garden is at 600 feet and adverse weather conditions over the winters, we are very pleased with the outcome and will continue to follow her original design.

Edge of the Peaks Photo Gallery