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Holland Park

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Holland Park

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The previous owner had designed a very modern, contemporary and structured garden. Our client wanted the absolute opposite and wished to create a romantic, classical garden with a sense of calm and serenity. To that end, the only part of the garden we retained was the rear-espaliered trees.

The stone is a riven-textured limestone from Italy that flatters a classical urn water feature which the client had procured a number of years ago. An avenue of trees was introduced leading from left to right thus dividing the main terrace and lawn, but at the same time also disguising the ventilation shaft from the lower basement. The delicate pergola is a wooden structure which has been created to be as invisible as possible with metal arches to carry the clematis and roses. To the left hand side of the main garden we’ve incorporated three wooden pyramids to create the structure for roses and climbers to ramble up. To the opposite side, there is an antique bench that nestles into the surrounding planting.

On the lower ground floor there was a sloping bed that originally contained unsightly timbers; these were stripped out and then incorporated into the existing slope with a planting scheme of Buxus spheres to disguise the variation in levels. The lower terrace connects to the swimming pool in the basement. Overall, a timeless, yet practical garden which fulfills the client’s aspirations and requirements.

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