A Peaceful Escape
Designer: Jamie Langlands
RHS Award: Silver-Gilt Medal
The garden was designed for a young couple. A space away from the ‘home office’ to relax and unwind, offering seclusion and privacy, intrigue and relaxation, and peace and quiet. The design incorporated a secluded, relaxed seating area with structured views in and out of the space. It was set in a rural space with a surrounding borrowed landscape of fields and distant trees. A stone wall ‘L’ shape created intrigue and offered structured views into and out of the space whilst natural materials for the paving worked harmoniously with the larger stones and walling.
A spine of evergreen plants provided year-round interest with texture and forms, prolonging the use of the space into winter whilst perennials add subtle splashes of late spring colour and add foliage interest. Highlight colours worked loosely with hard landscaping and furniture. The use of water helped to create a tranquil, relaxing space and the focal sculpture drew the eye into the space.