Implementation of this garden started in 1986. Our masterplan, working drawings and planting plans for the gardens of this 40-acre historic National Trust property in Buckinghamshire, England was developed over a period of 12 years. Following historical research, we designed a new approach to the house, the gardens surrounding it, a new walled herb garden, a sunken garden, an astrological topiary garden and a 130-metre long serpentine walk leading to an existing pond, which was replanted.
We also designed various wildflower meadows and a 1.3-acre vegetable garden and 110- metre long herbaceous borders called the “Madeira Walk”. Over this 12-year period, we undertook an ongoing programme of visits, which developed into a long-term management and maintenance plan to monitor the progress of the garden and the annual replanting of features such as the Dutch garden.