A Garden in Germany

Brief - The garden consists of a woodland area and more open garden areas closer to the house. Southfacing, the garden is very hot in summer yet quite moist and cold in winter as the woodland does hardly allow winter sun. With temperatures dropping well below freezing in winter the planting has to cope with these quite extreme conditions. Practical issues, like spacious seating areas, BBQ area and a tidy, clean cut transition into the garden were paramount. The areas further away from the house are allowed to be more natural and romantic and the woodland garden is still in development.

Raised beds are also used as benches and to sit on Terracotta jars from Italy View from the garden into the landscape Sheltered seating area in the woodland View into the garden Use of local sandstone to work with different levels Water feature close to the main patio View towards woodland garden with japanese lantern View towards lawned area and woodland garden Topiary as evergreen backdrop for informal perennial planting Wheelbarrow access into the upper garden The Japanese lantern framed by Enkianthus campanulatus Hydrangea serrata ‘Blue Bird’ used in the transitional area towards the woodland garden Summer impression A mass of Hydrangeas in the entrance area View into the landscape from the woodland