Orchard House

This large country garden in Hertfordshire is set in a beautiful agricultural landscape. An existing large deep pond had become unmanageable and large trees blocked viewed across from the house to the pond area and orchard beyond. Existing patio and path areas were to be made larger to create space for outdoor dining and a lounge area. An area to the side of the house lacked a sense of identity and there was limited colourful planting to be seen from the windows to the back of the house.

Heartwood Garden Design created a master plan for the key areas of the garden including the creation of a circular deck to enjoy afternoon and evening sun alongside a natural pool and waterfall, renovated to make it smaller and surrounded by colourful planting through limestone gravel. The large existing limestone rockery was renovated, large stones added and existing stones re- organised and the whole area was re-planted. Existing gravel paths were widened and sweeping curves introduced to connect to the newly formed natural bowl created by the pond. Closer to the house, beautiful tumbled grey limestone paver now flow through colourful planted borders leading to a circular secluded seating area by the side of the house, enclose with a low yew hedge and a large central patio by the kitchen enclosed with colourful planted border and including a simple lily bowl flowing water feature.

The garden was beautiful constructed by Letchworth based Custom Gardens.

“The flowing shapes of the design really complement our house and our gardens and all of the areas that we felt were disconnected now flow beautifully into each other. We have so many new seating areas and each one has a different outlook and atmosphere, some are quiet and peaceful and others are perfect for large groups of family and friends. We love it!”

Mr and Mrs W