Converted Kitchen Garden
Location: nr Petersfield, Hampshire
Brief: To transform a disused area of the farm into a space for relaxing and enjoying the view, whilst also incorporating colour and interest from spring through to autumn.
This garden was created for a client who, whilst owning a sizeable amount of land, didn’t actually have an area dedicated just for use as a garden. The old kitchen garden adjacent to the farmhouse hadn’t been used for vegetable growing for years, and with some of the best views from anywhere on the farm, it was the ideal place to develop as a space for relaxing and entertaining.
The new layout is based on a circular theme that radiates out from a circular, raised deck in one corner, drawing the eye out towards the glorious view of the South Downs.
Brick and gravel paths meander through the beds of informal planting, which includes herbaceous perennials such as Sedums, Salvias, Penstemons and ornamental grasses, whilst a raised pool near the deck provides not only the soothing sound of running water, but also casual sitting space around the wall.