Formal Gardens for a Large Palladian Property in Great Cranfield

The Project Managers for this newly built property in Great Cranfield, invited us to tender for implementing the formal gardens designed by others.

Starting from a blank canvas, the landscape required major sculpting to meet the design requirements.

The main components of the design included a Rose Garden with herringbone brickwork paths, a mirror image Kitchen Garden containing a centrepiece made by Room in the Garden, a Courtyard part laid in reclaimed granite road setts, a Main Terrace in York Stone, the main Formal Lawn and a Croquet Lawn. All finished with semi mature planting. Linking paths were surfaced in crushed limestone and edged in mild steel.

We’ll let the pictures do the talking, from which you will see that there were some weather challenges! In the early stages, when we saw a hard hat on the ground, we wondered if there might be a man under it!