Wingrave

Restoring Georgian grandeur.

This garden has really helped to anchor the house into the plot. The property itself has undergone major restoration and part of our brief was to echo the styling of the house. The Georgian façade is imposing, with a clear geometry and symmetry and this was used as the initial inspiration for the garden.

The interior has been modernised but maintains the Georgian proportions and grandeur. In the garden, we used sawn Yorkstone which offers a neat modern finish but is sympathetic to the period of the property. The brickwork uses heritage bricks, the steps feature bullnose treads and all metalwork was produced by a local craftsman. All products that add to the quality of the outcome.

Planting included topiary with Box domes and cubes of Yew, an avenue of pleached trees and espalier fruit trees. Ornamental grasses, shrubs and perennials soften the scheme and provide year round interest.

Additional features within the garden include a glass house, reflection pool, entertainment space, vegetable plot and a well which has made into a focal point.

The outcome is a garden of distinction which has a timeless feel to it, as does the house which it frames.