Subtropical Elegance overlooking the Helford River
Due to the refurbishment of the house and construction of a new infinity edge pool, the garden was in need of restoration. The proposals had to tie in with the sub-tropical feel of the existing garden. Fresh and fragrant plants were to be incorporated, where possible. Late summer and early autumn colour was required to extend the flowering season of this Cornish garden - especially during the first year after completion.
Creating a garden that feels well established within just one year, I wanted to keep the sense of wonder I felt, discovering magnificent magnolias, acacias and camellias flowering in the winter. Dedicated to preserving the subtropical feel of the existing garden, the garden to amazes and surprises by the hidden fragrant plants, that will catch on the breeze throughout the year. Extending a late summer and early autumn with vibrant colours is one way this garden keeps giving year-round interest.
Once again I worked with Illumina Lighting in Cornwall. Claire added gentle lighting, turning the garden into a mysterious and mesmerising space as dusk settles its inky fingers over the Helford River.
The following images show impressions of first site meetings, the development of the design and progress on site.