The client's main, level garden is set to the front and side of the property where amazing views look across to the sea. At the back of the house, a steeply sloping field has been terraced with an Italian style feel of pyramid cypress trees. A winding path leads to a top plateau with seating to look out to sea. The grading of the field took many weeks, but the resulting slope was planted and seeded in two days - with the help of a huge team of Jersey potato planters! The house itself is a fantastic building and the clients had paid great attention to the quality of the build. The main terrace was laid with a sawn sandstone and we used the same paving for the coping stones around the pool. Because of the proximity to a lane, we installed a bespoke fence for safety and designed this to match the weathered oak bollards that lead down to the sea. The steel bands have been powder coated to match the paint colours within the house build. Pleached trees provide an element of privacy without losing the view. These were shipped to site from Barcham Trees in Cambridge. The planting in the borders is designed to give all year structure with colour in the summer. Because of the proximity to the sea, the varieties were chosen to withstand winter gales.
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