Thursday, 16 February 2017

Greencube designs garden for grade 2 listed Barn

We love a challenge and here we were faced with a blank canvas and an awful modern brick wall that spoilt the beauty of this wonderful building in Leigh in Kent.

The Barn should be celebrated as it truly is a building of amazing beauty, history and period architecture.

This is our second design in Leigh, a very pretty, picturesque village near to Tonbridge.

Context was important here, I wanted to be sympathetic to the property and reverted to kent ragstone for the retaining wall, our local stone, creating a large terrace with surrounding planting, softening the hardscapes. The front of the barn (seen below) which originally had just gravel is now seated and softened within its landscape with a chunky oak (painted black) framed border, planted with vibrant Acers, Penstemon, Alliums and Buxus.

Gemma @ greencube maintains this garden on a monthly basis, keeping it looking great.

This is year 1, I'll return next spring and summer to get some more images.


Setting out for planting



The reason I plant Geranium, it does this!



Nice cantilevered umbrella over the main terrace




Mixing my favourite Hydrangea with grasses


Rosa 'Kent' also features in this garden


Mixing Pennisetum with Anemone 'Wild Swan'


Mixing Helenium with Miscanthus


The blank canvas from which we developed the design.


Planning - greencube
Design - greencube
Hard Landscapes - Langdale Landscapes
Planting - greencube
Maintenance - greencube 




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