Formal Water Gardens for an Old Rectory in Marks Hall, Essex

This beautiful property, set in some 16 acres of Essex Countryside in Marks Hall, Essex is owned by very keen gardeners.

Immediately behind the property an Italian style garden had fallen into serious disrepair and, having agreed a revamped design and having chosen materials, we set about restoration and reconstruction, linked to a newly paved terrace in York Stone.

A pool fountain, lighting and new, structured planting, provide an attractive outlook from the house.

With this project underway, we were asked to design a Monet Style water garden in a sloping meadow of about one-third of an acre.

As the pictures show, two elliptical ponds were constructed, the first cascading into the second followed by a long water staircase finishing in a moat surrounding a summerhouse. The water is recirculated by two concealed powerful pumps and occasional underwater lighting makes for a most attractive after dark feature all year round.