This garden was formerly a field of approximately two acres. Over the course of several years the owners had slowly turned it back into a garden but eventually asked for help in unifying all the various elements.
There were a lot of curves and organic shapes and the entire garden sloped dramatically from one side to the other.
Working with the client, level areas of lawn were created by cutting into the slope and creating steep curved banks to retain the soil.
Near the house the banks were planted with herbaceous perennials, and further away from the house a wildflower turf was laid, with similar native species to the adjacent field.
The views to the field and church across the valley were opened up by building a ha ha, which made the garden feel wider, yet prevents livestock from entering into the garden.