Having restored the 18th century hall, the client commissioned Southern Green to develop a masterplan for the grounds. A series of gardens were created with contrasting characters, which responded to the historic surroundings and client requirements.
The setting for the listed belvedere situated within the gardens was improved by the re-design of its setting, which consisted of a stone terrace and new wide steps down to the adjacent lawn. The belvedere courtyard was also redesigned around an existing pool, and the derelict walled garden revived as an orchard.
A new garden boundary wall with associated formal garden was introduced to increase privacy and protect the garden from prevailing winds. In contrast to the historic setting, a contemporary approach was adopted for the design of a bamboo garden with artist designed furniture around the new swimming pool. Throughout the gardens, high quality natural materials and an extensive range of plants were used.