Many of my design clients contact me when a garden project feels overwhelming. Where to start and how to tackle a large project is quite an undertaking. One of my immediate concerns was the lack of privacy both at the rear and from the road at the front. The elevated position makes it great for a chat with passing neighbours, but not for a quiet sit in the garden.
Restoration of 18th century Cottage & Garden. Cottage or Garden – which came first?
Viewing Jasmine cottage, circa 1705, the blank canvas of the third of an acre garden with its plethora of outbuildings, including a grade 2 listed barn, ticked the box without setting a foot inside the cottage – dare I admit.