Dower House has been recently built within the historic grounds of a beautiful estate. The house is Georgian in style and is set within a peaceful corner of the estate with 1.25 acres of private gardens. It was a blank canvas, being set mainly to lawn with a large wooded area of mature trees at the back. The brief was to create a garden of many parts to explore and one which helped the house look less new within its surroundings.

A large part of the garden is shaded at different times of the day. A beautiful quote from a Philip Larkin poem – ‘Sun destroys the interest of what’s happening in the shade’ provided the inspiration of this design. Reflections, shadow play and unexpected areas to enjoy the garden have been woven through and create a garden .

The garden has several areas. A patio area and boulle court overlooking a formal lawn, a flower garden, kitchen garden, meadow retreat and woodland refuge.

Photography Copyright: Darryl Moore and Anoushka Feiler