is at the back of a stone-built semi-detached town
property, with the only access being through the house.
The garden is about 35m long, including the courtyard
area to the side of the house, and 6m wide. The long axis
of the garden lies north-south, with south at the bottom
of the garden.
My design divides
the garden into a series of rooms, through which a
staggered route of flow down the garden creates a sense
of mystery. A view has, however, been preserved down the
whole length, from the house to the arbour at the far
The room next to
the house, the top garden, includes a water feature and a
small lawn. Sheds on the boundary are masked with trellis
and a row of three small trees.
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I designed the next room as a scented bower, set across
the main axis of the garden. This area is bounded with
trellis and scented climbers, enclosing a central square
of decorative paving. The outbuildings on the boundary
are screened by an arbour seat, which is surrounded to
the back and sides with tall bamboo.
Beyond the scented bower,
I have placed a classic potager, with an obelisk in the
centre of each quarter. A gravelled path leads to a
pergola, with another arbour seat set in the lower
garden. The areas to the sides of the pergola are planted
with shrubs and there are three small trees on the
eastern boundary, to echo the three in the top garden.
The Lower Garden
The Scented Bower
The Top Garden
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