A country garden for a grade II listed farmhouse in West Sussex

The main idea for the design of this country garden in West-Sussex was to divide gradually the space into different areas and find a good compromise between the formal part around the house and the surrounding fields.

The formal garden along the farmhouse is composed of large rectangular borders with a symmetric layout. As we move away from the house the garden become more informal using large curved herbaceous borders. The visitor is naturally guided to the wider landscape.

As it is often the case for the design of large country gardens, the main challenge was to connect the different parts of the garden and provide a soft transition through the whole space.

The plants used are mainly herbaceous perennials and mature trees. The materials palette was limited to reclaimed York stone for the main paved area and an oak frame pergola to match the typical timber framed building of this West Sussex listed building.

Built by: The Outdoor Room
Designed in collaboration with: Joe Perkins
Photography: Natalia Perkins

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