The brief here was to create a formal potager, that would look contemporary, yet would hark back to the 1920s roots of the original house. It would need to operate over a level site, with a 2.5m high wall at the northern edge of the site to create improved growing conditions, raised beds and the addition of a new, much larger greenhouse. Above all else, the layout had to be symmetrical and allow the ability to grow fruit, vegetables and flowers in a stylish environment.
The final design incorporated a large glasshouse positioned at the southern end of the site, lying symmetrically across the central axis of the rectangular site. The edges of the site had a 0.5m bed, which contained fan trained and espalier fruit trees, underplanted with fruit bushes and woodland planting to take advantage of the dappled light they created.
There was a small square patio that joined the glasshouse to the four raised vegetable beds, which again ran down the central axis. Over the central axis a path cut through the four beds under a contemporary arbour leading to the focal point in the large south-facing wall, being an ornate 'Lion’s Head' water feature cutting into the large semi-circular patio. A great place to catch the morning sun to enjoy a cup of tea.