Site – Large riverside property with open views across the floodplain of the Great River Ouse.
Brief – Create a modern and ‘crisp; garden, providing an outside/inside living space whilst complimenting the stone fabric of the house and taking into consideration the floodplain that the garden sits on.
Design – The space has been divided into 2 distinct areas- the upper formal garden and the lower meadow area. The upper garden close to the house has been raised to avoid flooding and incorporates terraced areas together with verdant planting that divides the space. A green roofed cedar office building stands overlooking the river adjacent to the oak timber retained bank. The lower meadow area with mown paths, an artificial island and tree planting is left to flood periodically.