Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire, Country Garden | Henry Lucas
The Henry Lucas Hospital, a 17th Century Grade II listed former Almshouse in Brockenhurst, Hampshire is a fine architectural masterpiece steeped in heritage and grandeur with architectural links to Sir Christopher Wren. With such a formidable heritage it was vital to design a garden sympathetic to the style and history of the property. An homage to the beauty and craftsmanship of the architecture. The result is a romantic, elegant, formal, yet sumptuously natural horticultural experience.
Topiary Yew and lush green low clipped box hedges create form and year-round evergreen structure to the traditional formal courtyard garden. Nestled neatly within this organic frame, a rich tapestry of shrubs and herbaceous perennials produce a delightful palette of seasonal interest. Yew cones neatly line the pathway providing symmetry and structure to the grand entrance of the home.
Traditional brick edging with self-binding Breedon gravel pathways create linear borders defining and carving out the boundary between lawn and ornate flowerbeds. The expansive lush green lawns create areas for entertaining and socialising, the central zone features an ornate bespoke iron pergola. Intertwining climbing roses and formal topiary twist and arch elegantly around and above the iron frame creating an organic dining area with a contemporary timber and steel table and accompanying benches. Pathways lead the way to the walled garden blending in sumptuously, in keeping with the heritage of the overarching garden design.