The modern, cedar-clad house required a contemporary setting that enhanced the views, while keeping some existing mature shrubs and trees.
Inspiration for planting came from the surrounding extensive rural landscape. In response to the exposed position balance was sought between maximising the views and giving some shelter from the wind.
Materials were chosen to link to the house and to the landscape: using timber and local Gritstone, both decorative and sustainable. The planting is colourful and nectar-rich to provide for insects over a long season. This is the edge of the Peak District, it can be battered by wind and rain. Plants were chosen for their resilience. The garden is designed to sit harmoniously in the landscape.