Due for Completion Spring/Summer 2017
To redesign the areas immediately around the house at Boscrowan Farm, a 17 acre plot in Heamoor Penzance, in Cornwall.
- a 14 metre long x 2.5metre wide herbaceous border in the lawn,
- a large mixed border in front of the adjoining holiday lets,
- a dry garden at what is technically the front of the house, and
- two other mixed beds, that link these areas together.
A recent visit to Hidcote Garden, and Kiftsgate garden nearby, in the North Cotswolds was inspiration for the layouts and planting of these spaces.
The new layout for Elizabeth’s garden, includes a wide walk that separates the herbaceous and mixed shrub borders. It runs away from the house, with a bench at one end near the house, and a round end at the other to take a large urn or a sculpture or some such. The proposals incorporate steel arches along this walk, not only to frame the space, but also to act as supports for annual climbers and/or roses. It is also wide enough to accommodate large planters along its length, without blocking the vista, or any access.
The planting in the herbaceous bed will include
- a variety of mixed colours, at different times of the year,
- double blooms,
- ‘cutting’ flowers.
- Box balls in this and other beds, provide a visual structure which will remain when the herbaceous plants are dormant through the winter months.
The mixed border will include
- evergreen shrubs, Phormiums, Grasses and an existing Tree Fern.
- interspersed with Foxgloves, differing varieties.
- Predominantly pinks and reds, with a splash of bronze and gold.
The Dry garden is a gravel garden with a large round pool in its centre.
- There are 3 or 4 varieties of mixed clumps of grasses proposed, it is hoped it will look arid.
- a wall of white Agapanthus, and a large bed of grass like plants, and bronze/black Phormiums, with white flowering perennials interspersed among them.