This extensive garden occupies a west facing slope rising steeply up from the house. There are stunning views across the Staffordshire countryside.
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 [...]
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 [...]
High and Wild award winning garden on many levels This High Peak garden is in a dramatic setting. Plants are exposed to every wind and have little soil in which to root as the bedrock lurks near the surface. Drystone walls were repaired and rebuilt. New access to all parts were made with [...]