Nick Williams-Ellis Garden and Landscape Design

A Contemporary Garden

This dramatic contemporary house replaced a 1920's brick house and required a complete reworking of the garden. One of the principal features is the 21 metre long canal, crossed by two timber 'bridges', which link the decked terrace with the main lawn. This area of water is now planted with water lilies.

The use of mop-head Acacia trees in a grid formation on the upper lawn gives a modern formal accent to the garden, as well as providing a vertical element against an otherwise flat landscape beyond. A vegetable garden is also comfortably absorbed into the overall design.

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