An English Garden Abroad by Randle Siddeley

Randle Siddeley Associates are pleased to announce another successful landscape design project completion in New England, USA.

Online PR News – 28-May-2012 – London – Randle Siddeley Associates are pleased to announce another successful landscape design project completion in New England, USA.

The American clients wanted a garden design for their traditional white-boarded New England house that was based on the English gardens that they had so enjoyed during their time spent living in England.

The brief was as English as New England could be made to be – English styles of landscape design with avenues of herbaceous planting and plenty of recreational space, as well as al fresco eating areas for the long hot New England summers.

The original garden did not entirely suit the property as it was a graded, sloping landscape architecture leading directly into surrounding woodland. Randle Siddeley Associates was commissioned to re-create a stunning English-style garden that had purpose and definition, but which also managed to disguise the driveway which swept down from the top entrance (overlooking the rear of the property), as well as reducing the scale of the front entrance driveway which featured a central island.

In actual fact, Randle Siddeley Associates was able to cleverly make use of the - at first problematic - sloping terrain, designing a series of connecting terraces and garden rooms on the slopes. These wonderful spaces include a herbaceous avenue, a lawn with a petanque court, and an avenue of clipped hornbeam. In addition, the pool area was re-landscaped, incorporating the existing paving but also adding an attractive new pool house which reflects the architecture of the main house.

Drainage was also a major landscape architecture problem as the heavy clay soil meant that the garden often flooded after heavy rain. Randle Siddeley created a sophisticated drainage system stemming from the driveway right down across the terraces. Drainage problems solved!

Decoratively, the client had collected a fabulous range of antique garden artifacts and contemporary art that was then positioned around the garden design. A bronze horse’s head by the sculptor Nic Fiddian-Green was given pride of place on a plinth placed within a semicircle of graceful conifers.

For this superb landscape architecture challenge, many of the trees and herbaceous plants used in the garden design were grown to order, including a masterful blend of oriental poppies, lilies, campanula, acanthus, salvias, delphinium, aquilegia, geranium, lavender, roses and clematis.

A beautiful and romantic English haven across the pond – thanks to Randle Siddeley Associates.

To find out more about how the garden designer Randle Siddeley can help you with your landscape garden, please contact the practice direct on +44 (0) 207 627 7272.