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The design at the back of this large barn needs to withstand extreme wind as the 4 buildings are surrounded by fields outside London. The site is given a town garden feel with large planters around the house. I focused on enhancing existing features with hedging, new trees, shrubs and irrigation.

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DEBDEN | large town garden


1.5-acre garden | barn conversion



GARDEN SETTING.


Surrounded by fields near Saffron Walden in Essex, this weekend home features a range of amenities set within a large landscape garden. I had previously designed a roof terrace in London for the client and this time it was an opportunity to enhance the existing garden with contemporary features around the buildings.


VERDANT SCULPTURE.


As the front of the house faces south it was planted with large Olive trees. The main dining patio resides at the back and as it faces north Ive used Box hedging and Ginkgo trees. To balance the scale of the building, I selected tall multi stem trees and used them in bespoke powder coated steel planters. The hedges take a square form to match the symmetrical elevation with a width and length of two metres. To minimise the impact of the solid cladding of the building, the planters feature recesses and voids to add a visual relief.


DESIGN FOR SCALE.


Each area of the garden was planted according to use and character. While the annex has a more traditional feel, herbs and perennials for wildlife were introduced. The sports barn required large shrubs to balance its large scale, augmented with irrigation and lighting. Here, where the roof is 8 metres tall, I created a series of 3 ultra large white conical pots, which stand out against the black cladding and act as a focal point from further away planted with the white trunks of silver birch.



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