Jeremy Allen Garden Design
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Extensive landscaping around historic farmhouse
Our project surrounds a historic farmhouse and covers several acres. Two neglected ponds have been re-shaped and enlarged and aquatic and surrounding planting added. A bridge, weir and viewing deck for a guest cottage will be built. The driveway has been re-modelled, re-directed back to the original front entrance and tree avenues planted. A new front garden and parking court will provide both an attractive and practical connection to the house. Visitors are now directed away from the rear courtyard which is reserved for family parking. Floral planting, height and structure are being implemented here to provide a more pleasing setting. The main garden to the south of the property features different dining and relaxing areas, a water feature, outdoor kitchen a substantial amount of floral planting with multi-stem trees and connects through to an existing pergola and garden beyond.
Blank canvas surrounding period Hall House
Whilst a house in this location dates from the C13 and there remains the remnants of an original moat this 1.5 acre garden features only a small number of trees – albeit located in secluded, beautiful country-side. The entrance drive has been remodelled and a welcoming front garden and delineated entrance way to the front door have been separated from the parking area. The front area features a natural swimming pool, an orchard with meadow grass and the moat will be renovated with native planting along its bank. One side of the house features the main flower garden and relaxing spaces. The other a kitchen garden and an enclosed seating area under a pergola. There is room for family activities on the oval lawn which will be defined by broad, low cut hedging surrounded by long grass. Space is reserved to one side for children’s play equipment concealed behind hedging. Dining, seating and an outdoor kitchen will face the main lawn and views beyond. A vernacular summerhouse provides an alternative seating space at the end of the garden.
New garden for period farm house 1
This handsome farm house sits in a long, narrow 2 acre site which is currently devoid of any form of garden. A key objective is to maintain the view from the house along the length of the garden to the rural setting beyond. This has necessitated careful consideration of the design elements to ensure that the composition remains balanced across the width of the space as well as adding new layers of trees, hedging and planting to provide intimacy. Parking has been moved away from the house amidst a gravel garden. A flower garden will both greet visitors and anchor the house more comfortably in its environment. Much of the garden will feature long grass with mown paths and an orchard, vegetable garden and pond are to be added. Low hedging throughout provides some contemporary definition and structure throughout winter. An oval lawn creates spaces for recreation and social events.
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New garden for period farmhouse 2
This Victorian farmhouse is being extensively modernised and extended. It’s surrounding land has not been gardened for many years and first requires complete clearance. Our clients want to retain the essence of the current wild and nature-friendly environment whilst incorporating a flower garden and entertaining areas. The new buildings’ layout provides an ideal courtyard setting for what will appear to be almost one large flower bed. A new pergola and sunken seating area accommodates outside seating and dining. Much of the rest of the garden will feature long grass with mown paths where native wildflowers and bulbs will be introduced. There will be an orchard laid out in a grid a new vegetable garden and a firepit area. A new white birch copse will be surrounded by spring flowering woodland plants. Guest parking has been set to the side of the house so that a green front garden can be retained with private parking to the other side of the house.
Rural Cornish Hill Side
Our clients’ home sits at the bottom of their three acre site – a hill that rises 18 metres above the house. The land is surrounded by beautiful Cornish countryside with far reaching views of rivers and woodland. Much of the steep incline will be left as a wild meadow with mown paths and various eye catchers introduced to provide a sense of journey and intrigue. Seating areas are planned at key viewpoints and two new copses will be planted to add visual interest and woodland planting areas. Abundant herbaceous planting is planned on the slope nearest to the house. Beyond this the land will be sculpted in a series of gentle slopes as large scale ridge and furrows that echo ancient farming techniques. A new avenue of lime trees will be planted backed by a parade through beech hedging and two rows of orchard trees. A tiered vegetable garden will also be added.
Large new garden for Georgian county house
This beautiful Georgian house stands beside a large pond in a lovely, secluded country location. Whilst surrounded by large, mature trees its’ garden had essentially been lost. What remained was a large square garden formed by pleached hornbeam, in itself a pleasing feature, but oddly dividing the house in half and creating volume which was not counter-balanced elsewhere. The design re-presents the drive way entrance with dramatic, large topiary domes along its length. An entry courtyard has been established to create a sense of arrival and help integrate the height of the pleaching. A new flower garden to the north is connected via a tree avenue and framed by curved beech columns, adding further height and more topiary shapes. This is overlooked by a new terrace and pergola. The southern terrace is made more intimate by being embraced with planting and topiary shapes. This looks out onto an existing pavilion which is integrated with planting beds either side and tall topiary to equal its height.
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