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Trunch, Norfolk

This unique sixteenth century flint and brick house is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and my design aimed to compliment the house without overwhelming it. The walled garden is laid out formally, with a flint shingle terrace, dissecting paths through generous, colourful parterre borders, and a crab apple archway. The planting choices extend the season of interest both early and late in the year.

The courtyard space is more informal for family dining and parties. It was inspired by the clients holiday home in Provence, with by beds of flowering mediterranean perennials, roses, herbs, shrubs, pencil Cypress trees, and a trough water feature. Oak half sleepers screen the courtyard from the parking area. Pleached crab apple trees provide privacy above the boundary flint wall.