Overview Giffords Farm is a beautiful grade II listed 17th century farmhouse that required extensive re-design of the front and back garden areas in a style sympathetic to the medieval period of the house, while also providing functional and easily maintainable outdoor space. New herbaceous borders were created to provide interest throughout the year, a defined pathway access to the rear of the property was incorporated and the existing pond area was redeveloped to become a more prominent feature of the garden. The beautifully executed hard landscaping provides structure and entertaining space, softened with stunning planting fully meeting the client’s brief.
Judges’ comments This traditional Essex farmhouse, which dates back to the 17th century, has been transformed by a powerful design that is totally in keeping with the building. An interesting selection of materials and a very good standard of workmanship by the contractor has resulted in a stunning scheme that embraces the property. The planting scheme is lovely, as is a regenerated pond alongside the building. The relationship between the designer, contractor and client was key to delivering this attractive scheme which has delighted the client.
Designer Jason Lock, Deakin Lock Garden Design
Main contractor Oak View Landscapes
Maintenance contractor Client’s own
Suppliers Robin Tacchi Plants, British Sugar Topsoil, Paynes Turf (FE Payne & Son), Kent Blaxill & Co, CED