A Folly Good View

No two gardens are the same, but we certainly didn’t expect to find this beautiful Victorian ornamental Folly, reminiscent of part of a ruined Gothic abbey as an intriguing focal point in this town garden.

Our challenge was to harmonise the folly with its surroundings, make the steep sloped garden accessible, link the house to garden, create an area for entertaining and plant new borders to soften the boundaries.

We started off with hard landscaping. Flattening off the ground to create lawned terraces using steps to link each level then added a large paved area adjacent to the house.

We put in wide borders planted them with an abundance of colourful and fragrant flowers including Verbena, Roses, Lilac, Cosmos and shrubs to provide all year round interest. The planting around the Folly was kept semi wild to accentuate the sense of history.

The vintage wrought iron seat glimpsed at through the arch of the Folly provides the perfect finishing touch.

We continue to maintain the garden and with each visit applaud the drama the Folly brings to this garden.


special features

A unique Victorian Folly

Lawned terraces

Entertaining area

Wrought iron hand rails

Lusciously planted borders

“Our visitors exclaim with admiration at your new design for the rear garden.”

Mr R Chapman, Essex.