Stuctural grass planting
Panicum virginicum 'Shenandoah' forming central spine along length of planting scheme
Hakonechloa macra softening sleeper and gravel steps
Linear paving within self binding gravel
We were apppointed to design a new landscape and planting design for a major redesign of an existing 1970s house set within the South Downs National Park overlooking the River Itchen valley.
The garden reflects the strong linear form of the house which is expressed in the paving arrangement and orientation of the paths. The planting was critical to the success of the project and had to be natural and understated to maintain a close relationship with the landscape beyond. A river of Panicum grass forms the backbone of the planting design which cuts through more naturalistically arranged planting.
Architects: John Pardey Architects
Photography: Richard Chivers / ND