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Garden restoration project

By Henley on Thames Garden Designer Jo Alderson Phillips.

Garden restoration project

This a beautiful cottage in a pretty Oxfordshire village which has been restored and modernised by the owners Penny and Tim, who then asked Jo to do the same in the garden.

Garden restoration project

It was very overgrown and confusing with 'spontaneous' knot shapes dotted about and tall hedges obstructing any garden views.

Garden restoration project

Jo opened up the views into what is in fact a very large family garden and redesigned and smartened up a knot garden outside the kitchen.

Garden restoration project

It is simple, classical and very easy to maintain now giveing pleasure year round.

Garden restoration project

Reclaimed york stone flags and subtle lighting were used to ensure harmony with the old cottage.

Plants

Buxus sempervirens
Allium giganteum
Allium sphaerocephalon
Carpinus betulus fastigiata
Fagus sylvatica Dawyck
Euphorbia 'Robbiae'
Heuchera 'Palace purple'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo'
Agapanthus africanus
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
Lavandula 'Fathead'
Espaliered prunus amanagawa
Verbena bonariensis
Laurus nobilis

By Jo Alderson Phillips

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