Cobham, Surrey, Town Garden | Pool Terrace
This Cobham, Surrey, pool terrace garden is an elegant and evocative contemporary garden designed for sumptuous society soirées and fresh, playful family mornings.
The formal lawn is bordered by lush repetitive planting of vibrant hydrangeas to amplify the contemporary aesthetic. These alabaster hued flowers – chosen to accentuate the refinement of the residence – bloom through most of the year, echoing the colour palette of the architecture. This colour palette is carried through to the seating and pool areas as their buff, cream surfaces harmonise with and complement the style and ivory elegance of the main dwelling. The layered levels are linked by botanical passages and staircases, creating unique spaces for a mixture of adult entertaining and family ventures. Westminster clay paviours with large format cream porcelain paving and pathways connect through from the main household,leading the eye on a journey byway of- to the secluded artificial sports court and upper-level play spaces. Play equipment is hidden from the main formal garden so as not to interfere with the overarching aesthetic.
The pool approach is lined by pleached trees reflecting the geometry of the hard landscaping. They draw the eye upwards to evoke a sense of grandeur and challenge the conventions of- scale to make the garden appear to be larger. The contrasting creative form of Amelanchier trees add alluring light and colour with star-shaped blossoms in vivid shades of orange and red in autumn. Formal geometric topiary punctuates the garden adding structure and convention to- the overall design.