Following the purchase of additional land adjoining their estate, Illman Young were commissioned to design a series of ornamental gardens and seating areas to provide additional ‘pleasure grounds’ for a client and their family.
Site area of 3.5ha consisted of a number of existing mature Oak trees, with areas of mixed and Birch woodland providing a variety of spatial qualities, and structure for the designs
Series of walks were created linking back to existing estate grounds with ‘interventions’ along the way to provide picnic and seating areas
Range of spaces created from formal gardens as transition from existing estate, through to intimate woodland walks
Water features were proposed as highlights, with naturalistic streams through to formal pools and fountains
Provision of a range of seating opportunities to cater for large family groups or stopping points for elderly along paths
Planting proposals key to integrate the new terraces and features into the existing landscape; seasonal consideration important as estate used primarily as a summer residence