Existing FeaturesA tradition farmhouse set halfway down a sloping garden with a new extension to the rear of the house. Contractors had recently cut into the slope to accommodate the extension and had left an open face at a height of 1.5m The main area of the garden was laid to lawn, a swimming pool and a series of outbuildings were found to the north side of the garden and a number of old walls divided the garden.
The owners felt that the house and garden felt claustrophobic and therefore wanted the areas opened up for entertaining and dining to create a more spacious feel. A kitchen garden was central to the overall brief and it needed to be accessible from the conservatory and provide seasonal herbs and produce. The overalls style is traditional with a nod to Italianate style and formality, using box and lavender. Natural stone paving, gravel and brick was used to complement the beautiful Suffolk house and countryside beyond.