The surrounding countryside was our inspiration for this farmhouse front garden. We seized the opportunity to revel in the native plants of the surrounding hedgerows, woodlands and verges and capture the natural beauty of the Hampshire locale.


The symmetry of the garden layout supports the double frontage of the property. Straight paths laid in brick pavers allow airy access to the stone troughs intended for annual flowers.

Cottage borders brimming with plants such as foxgloves, woodrush, ferns and hellebores allows Mother Nature in alongside a host of insect pollinators. Their buzzing activities bring the garden to life to create a warm, welcome home.

The border colours in this north-facing garden were chosen to echo the soft stone of the Grade II listed house. The native plants are used as a self-sustaining matrix, and allowed to make themselves at home within contained box compartments. These provide attractive winter interest and structure.A long path leading from the wider garden runs the length of the front garden providing the perfect visual axis for a contemplative Helen Sinclair sculpture. This elegant work reminds one to leave the pressures of the outside world at the gate.

A delightful project that our Hampshire garden design studio are particularly proud of.