Perennial and grass parkland – a Cornish Estate
Located in south-west Cornwall this late eighteenth century building needed a design that would reconnect it with it’s garden and the surrounding landscape. A contemporary perennial and grass parkland, Cornish exotics and informal topiary provided the solution for this large Cornish Estate.
Central to the scheme is a relaxed parkland area with mown grass walks between ribbons of grasses and perennials. Existing trees and shrubs have been supplemented with robust natives providing an effective shelter belt and an attractive backdrop to the park.
Inspired by La Louve in the Luberon the garden to the side of the house is full of clipped hedges – a tapestry of green and grey using plants such as rosemary, lavender, sage, flat-topped cypresses and cloud pruned box.
The conservatory terrace continues the theme of topiary whilst blending in tender Cornish exotics that remind the visitor of the unique location whilst creating a link to the garden on St Michael’s Mount