a Teesdale garden

Set in a beautiful Teesdale valley this walled garden also contains a listed eighteenth century folly.

Our brief was to create a garden that would sit comfortably in such a historic setting whilst providing an exciting journey for its owners. The extended seventeenth century cottage was to be married to its surroundings in a sympathetic manner using natural landscaping materials and low maintenance planting.

The front garden has been divided into a cottage garden, to compliment the oldest part of the house, and a formal garden with rectilinear hoggin paths which mirror the architectural layout of the later extension. Six timber edged raised beds contain traditional low box hedging and a central crab apple underplanted with Luzula sylvatica, Alliums, and Fritillaria imperialis.

Passing through a gated fernery into the woodland garden, a generous shady planting bed sits beneath two mature Larches. Here a reclaimed yorkstone patio catches the evening sun amongst shade loving ground cover plants such as Ajuga reptens and Galium odoratum. A group of Japanese Acers are sited here under whose canopy the folly can be glimpsed in the distance.

This garden is currently under construction.