Vestra Wealth’s Gray’s Garden
By garden designer Paul Martin. Paul Martin has taken inspiration for Vestra Wealth's Gray's Garden from the Irish designer, Eileen Gray, famous for her Modernist furniture and architecture.
Central to the design is a 1920s style pavilion, modelled on Gray' architecture and home to some iconic examples of her furniture design. Although open plan, a back wall to the pavilion details some her most famous screens.
The garden is planted with multi-stemmed trees that provide dappled shade, while long metal water troughs nestle in clipped box lawns. The remaining planting has an air of nostalgia, with delicate scents of roses, lavender and lemon balm; an aroma reminiscent of bygone days.
Grasses give movement to the garden, while drifts of agapanthus remind us of the south of France. Brick paths lead the eye to the pavilion and the shade therein, while two martini glasses wait on a side table for an old friend to return.
For the romantics amongst visitors, the garden will also feature the unique Susan Daniel rose – created and named after the well-known opera singer in 2004.