This large country garden was quite dated and consisted predominantly of heavy evergreen plants which had overgrown over the years.
The entire garden required a careful overhaul, keeping useful structural shrubs but giving the space a more contemporary feel. One of the first steps taken was to move the tarmac drive which dominated the approach to the house allowing the garden to flow effortlessly around the contours of the building while making space for a beautiful Yorkstone terrace.
The extensive lawn area was shaped and given some formality with planting beds shaped in a horseshoe giving the family a lovely secluded space to enjoy. Other highlights included a bulb and wildflower meadow which was created at the far end of the garden under an apple and cherry orchard, leading the eye out into the wilderness beyond.
When it comes to garden design Scotland offers a diverse range of challenges, but it also provides so many opportunities to create beauty. We love the way this traditional garden complements the house itself as well as the surroundings.