Can a line form the structure for a garden?
Turning an empty field in to a family garden was a truly ‘blank canvas’ project. That said we had a starting point of the most fantastic Cornish hedge as a boundary. Huge boulders had been used to stock proof the garden which invited us to further play with this idea of scale. Using a running line of boulders to act as dividing and retaining walls we created large planting zones, opportunities for play and a sense of wonder that is reminiscent of the ancient landscape of Penwith. Crateagus, Acers, Parrotia and Rhus provide fabulous Autumn colour and basalt paving forms the terrace surrounding the house. Working with Loci architecture in Penzance, a glass garden room acts as a staging post joining the house and garden, setting up strong site lines out from the terrace.