Gar­den de­sign­ers

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

Not for noth­ing is the an­nual Chelsea Flower Show the most re­spected gar­den­ing show on Earth: Bri­tain is blessed with a nat­u­ral pool of cre­ative hor­ti­cul­tural tal­ent. Good land­scap­ing can have a truly trans­for­ma­tive ef­fect on a prop­erty, tak­ing drab spa­ces and mak­ing them at­trac­tive. It can also lend char­ac­ter to an un­re­mark­able house.

It’s now also pos­si­ble to fast-track the land­scap­ing of a new coun­try house by plant­ing ma­ture spec­i­men trees. In one (al­beit ex­pen­sive) stroke, green fields can be con­verted into at­trac­tive park­land, re­sult­ing in some­thing that might have taken a gen­er­a­tion or two to achieve in a pre­vi­ous era.

From pocket-sized but beau­ti­fully formed Lon­don gar­dens to larger re­designs and land­scap­ing projects, these de­sign­ers are mas­ters of the abil­ity to en­sure the gar­den re­lates and re­sponds to its sur­round­ing land­scape and build­ings.

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