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A poolside Walled Garden.

We are delighted to share that we’ve been instructed by clients in Branksome Park to design a pool side garden space to accompany the installation of a luxurious outdoor swimming pool.


Our clients required seating, entertaining space and a planting proposal that complimented the rest of the acre or so of established grounds. One half of the site in question is baked in spring and summer sun, while the other is afforded shade from neighbouring trees. To work with the aforementioned extremes we created apposing terraces to utilise both aspects.

One forms an open entertaining space with access to the neighbouring bar and music room and pool. An outdoor fireplace turns the space into a space for evening drinks parties and sundowners. Linked neatly with raised boardwalk to force a journey through the space, the path takes you to a step down walled terrace, this shady spot creates a feeling of inclusion & privacy, and is the perfect place to escape the midday sun.

We proposed lifting the boundary with a cedar clad surround to further induce the feeling of inclusion and privacy, and screen some of the less desireable borrowed views from the surrounding landscape.
The combination of planting and lighting will bring this scheme to life, with feature multistem’s providing architectural structure to the borders for uplighting, and a blanket of evergreen ground cover and seasonal flowers ensures whatever time of year the garden is being enjoyed that it will be a feast for the senses.

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