Design Excellence Award - Overall scheme over £125,000
Recognising the Registered Designers who satisfy the design brief of the client, the scope of the contract and where possible exceeding the client's expectations. Judging visits took place for this category.
marian boswall mbali - PRINCIPAL AWard WINNER 2018
A lover of contemporary art, the client wanted a garden of vibrant colours and dramatic impact.
The new entrance courtyard includes a Portuguese cobble tapestry leading to a striking sculpture to balance the entrance to the house. Parking is screened from the house and generous planting provides a gracious entrance in keeping with the setting. The park-side garden was re-sculpted to include a ha-ha linking the garden to the fabulous views across the park.
A reclaimed Yorkstone entertaining terrace leads down to a sunken croquet lawn and wildflower meadow beyond. The orangery garden is a contemporary interpretation of an historic parterre to be seen partly from above and also from within.