© Jane Sebire
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Herefordshire garden

This garden surrounds a Regency house on three sides to form an enclosed foreground to the rolling Herefordshire countryside beyond.

The design raised the land on the south side of the house to form a level terrace that screens the entrance. To the west an open lawn for games has broad borders on either side. Above this, the main flower garden leads to a swimming pool and tennis court. Large blocks of herbaceous planting with a high percentage of grasses define the spaces around the house. The planting design makes for ease of maintenance and gives a dramatic textural effect when viewed from the first floor rooms of the house.

The garden was completed in 2005.