The existing, rather dilapidated summerhouse was to be replaced, with pathways leading to it for all-year-round access. With access in mind, the self-binding gravel pathways were created around the garden, which makes the new steel-edged lawn a sculptural feature in itself.
Large herbaceous borders surround the lawn and paths, containing a mixture of herbaceous planting and drifts of grasses, which create late-summer structure, continuing into autumn and winter. This structure is bolstered by random-placed, clipped Yew domes, which pick out the trees dotted throughout the surrounding fields.
To the foot of the lawn is a low Yew hedge, which is essentially a full stop to the formality of the garden, beyond which meadow turf has been laid around a gravel terrace, thus giving a rustic feel around a space to enjoy evening drinks in the fading sun. The summerhouse is nestled within this meadow, whilst being slightly obscured by organically clipped Hawthorn shapes. Within the meadow sits a low ha-ha wall, which creates the infinity view that can be seen in the pictures.