In this collaboration with Norman Day Architects, our brief was to create a beautiful softness amongst a strongly architectural garden.
The feathery foliage of Japanese Maples form a woodland over a mass planting of Foetid Iris. The idea was to form a natural separation between the areas of rest, play and dining. It’s not impenetrable, indeed from some angles it is sheer, almost transparent. In doing this, the space has more depth and perspective, more interest, more dynamics.
The fibreglass faux-granite boulders in no way reflect the intentions of Eckersley Garden Architecture. They do however create an interesting expression in naturalality and texture.