Large Garden in Cheam, Surrey
A large garden in Cheam designed for the owners to enjoy in their retirement. As keen gardeners, the herbaceous borders and sunken vegetable garden give them plenty of work to enjoy and develop.
Water is the central theme emerging down a channel of spill chutes from the upper pool, along a narrow rill and into the reflective pool which is surrounded by the main lawn. The reflection of the sun cutting through the tree canopies onto the water is very calming. Broad steps lead up to a meadow beyond backed by a yew hedge.
A generous sunny terrace for relaxing and entertaining is enclosed by a bed including a pair of mature Tuscan Olives, herbaceous planting and a hedge backdrop of cloud pruned box.