Manor House Box Wiltshire

Garden Design, Landscaping
I designed and built a formal gothic inspired garden in the village of Box. Framed by stunning Jacobean architecture, the garden comprises of various areas delineated by lime pleached trees, topiary and paths.
Yew pyramids rise from the quartz paddlestone pathway, which tapers in to create perspective and aligns with the gargoyle statue.

The planting scheme comprises of perennials in blacks, purples, whites and blues, offset by the topiary and stone walling. The borders feature spring flowering multi stemmed amelanchier lamarkii as well as heptacoides, alliums, camaseia and ornigatholothnum. A gothic arbour supports white rambling roses and is underplanted with the beautiful origanum hotplease. Four oak raised beds were designed for seasonal planting such as black and white tulips and sweetpeas.

The front features six stunning prunus, bespoke hazel supports for climbing roses, oak cleft pale fencing, perennial planting and yew cubes designed to represent a chessboard.

This garden is in it’s second year and is very much in a process of development. We aim to enhance the planting with some unusual planting to suit the gothic theme.

Box Open Garden Scheme 2016
“Recent stunning landscaping has created a beautiful, romantic garden, sympathetic to the Cotswold stone buildings. Clever planting, mainly purple & white, topiary and the occasional gothic additions makes this an exciting garden not to be missed.”


“We love the garden. You are a superb designer.” Georgie & Johnny
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