The redevelopment of this property in Tewin, (near Welwyn Garden City), mean’t some awkward levels needed resolving. This too presented challenges for creating cohesion between house and garden.
A very wooded area, with dense woodland in the lower part of the garden mean’t lawn space was limited, growing conditions restricted by dense shade, and tree root zones needed to be avoided.
Drifts and clumps of planting were used to make a garden space that belongs to its wooded surroundings. Also Acers, moss, and wooded glade type planting. Planting to encourage Birds.
Stumps and log piles used to encourage wildlife and provide points of interest walking through the woodland.
Timber structures and arches create cohesion between levels.
Softening planting against the house brings the house closer to the garden.