Large formal garden with ornamental lake and bridge

Large Formal Garden with Ornamental Lake and Bridge

This magnificent landscape with a large formal garden with ornamental lake required wide-ranging garden design and landscaping expertise. The existing driveway to the front of the property needed to be removed and the whole area re-landscaped, while a large ornamental lake and bridge required extensive renovation.

The garden design features sweeping lawns leading down to the beautiful lake. There are meandering paths leading you on journeys of discovery. Specimen trees, statues and sculptures creating fabulous focal points. A stunning formal garden contrasting with wild flower meadows. All in all, it is a romantic landscape with many different areas of interest and moods.

Formal garden design

The formal garden near the house is delineated by classical columns. Traditional parterres and clipped topiary bring symmetry and geometric style to this formal garden design. Planting is also more formal close to the house, with well-defined shapes such as the box topiary balls leading to the front entrance.

Hard landscaping features

All the hard landscaping is sympathetic to the environment and made from natural materials. Intricate pathways made of brick paving or gravel invite exploration. A variety of benches and seating allow you to relax and view the garden from different perspectives. Sculptures and statuary have been artfully located within the garden to dramatise the newly designed and planted spaces. A stylish and practical new driveway was also created additional parking spaces.

Lake restoration and replanting

The lake restoration was a significant project to undertake. The lake had been neglected and was leaking, and the bridge needed to be refurbished and re-sited. After repairing and landscaping the lake, we installed native marginal plants within the banks, where flora and fauna will flourish. Now the lake has been restored to its former splendour and the whimsical bridge makes a delightful feature in the tranquil setting

Structural and natural planting schemes

The landscape features strong, structural planting close to the house and in the formal garden. This carefully considered planting is set against a linear framework. As you move further from the house the planting becomes more naturalistic and informal, with wild flower meadows and grasses. This naturalistic planting lifts the landscape into a more contemporary, country realm. 

This Artscape garden design and landscaping project was created in association with Susie Pritchett Garden Design.

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