Gardens, Gates & Driveway for a Georgian Style Farmhouse

A recently restored beautiful property in Fyfield, Essex, now needed attention to the garden.

Interesting challenges were presented by a badly silted and unsightly ancient moat, a collapsed terrace and a poor asymmetrical driveway, but working with clients on design and security requirements, work was soon underway.

The moat was cleaned by specialists using vacuum powered equipment and slurry tankers, following which new bridge plinths were constructed to later receive a hand made oak bridge. Banks were regraded and turfed and marginal planting introduced as the finishing touch.

The old terrace was removed and new foundations incorporating steel road matting gave a stable base to receive an antiqued sandstone. Occasional low level lighting creates an attractive environment for the evening.

An area for dining is set apart by a partial screen in hand made English Wirework. Galvanised and acid etched for longevity and appearance. Stylish pots by Italian Terrace and Pots and Pithoi await planting out by the clients.

The old driveway was removed, reshaped and drained and was dressed with a finish in Midnight Limestone Setts. Brick piers and automated hardwood gates give the property new ‘kerb appeal’ together with the comfort of greater security.

“Thank you so much for everything you’ve done. It’s absolutely glorious and we’re so thrilled with it all.”

View the design drawings for this project in detail here

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