We have been used to hear how gardens are an extensions of our homes and the term ‘outdoor rooms‘ is bandied about. After some time gardens need to be refreshed and renewed too, just like interiors, and in many ways. So, we can easily see that the key to renovating gardens is much the same as renovating houses. It’s all about retaining the good qualities, reworking the tired and dated aspects so you can create better structure and improving the elements that resonate.
The plan was the garden to be taken to another level, with greater functionality as well as beauty. The hues have been taken from the strong Mediterranean influences of the house, working with the existent framework of the established garden. This sprawling coastal property overlooks Sorrento golf club. How gorgeous, ha?
So, one of the first tasks to be done was to remove the plants that weren’t working and foremost was a semi-mature Chinese elm in the courtyard. There have been added a pair of English box cones, large bay trees that were clipped into pyramids, adding to the sense of order. The retaining walls were upgraded from rustic timber to a more fitting masonry and capped in the same stone as the paving. So that the architecture reflects the curved garden walls have been introduced.
The mass planting took over in one spot in the garden and perfectly clipped conifers nearby, and behind the seating area there is a Mediterranean spurge that has been transplanted from various spots around the garden.