In 1990 our archive historical research and feasibility study for this important 88-acre site led to our design and the implementation of the gardens and landscape improvements.
Our overall masterplan includes the total redesign of all areas surrounding the Hall on the various terraces and all areas of the 89 acres of garden. Specific areas include the large terrace surrounding the Hall, four colour-themed rose gardens, three vast herbaceous borders, replanting of an Arts & Crafts garden with herbs around a historic tea house, a 1.25 acre organic walled kitchen garden, the redesigning of a swimming pool garden, the reimagining and restoration of the dragon fountain garden and Nesfield parterre, new malus and prunus avenues, wildflower meadows, a magnolia & rhododendron woodland garden and swathes of woodland planting in the areas adjoining this area and extensive tree planting.
Our designs were implemented in conjunction with extensive garden maintenance and management reports. These reports have been key for the design development and management of the whole property including the restoration of features such as the statuary, the Edwardian ha-ha and the 111-metre long camellia house, as well as rationalising all paths and reorganising all staff facilities and greenhouses.
Our masterplan for the estate’s 350-acre deer park was implemented in 1998 and has lead to our continuous involvement until 2021. Our work in the deer park involved the replanting and planning of parkland, the creation of vast new vistas and avenues and a turf ring fort and labyrinth within the parkland, which are a focal point at the end of a 760-metre-long avenue of Aesculus hippocastanum.