As designers we believe that the location of the garden should guide the way that it looks and feels. It is important that a new garden relates to the wider landscape, whether it be rolling pasture or native woodland, to achieve a garden space that feels truly right.
In larger country gardens, lawns are often the primary surface; the smooth, fresh green texture of lawns makes them a perfect foil for exuberantly planted perennial borders. Bold, clean shapes in a garden greatly influence our perception of space; manipulating the eye into imagining that a small site might be larger and an expansive site more intimate.
Whatever the size of garden it is important to create a feeling of intrigue and surprise, by blurring the boundaries, borrowing views and visually screening areas to invite further exploration.
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