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Vestra Wealth's Gray's Garden

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Current rating 4.5 (2 ratings)

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Vestra Wealth
Designed by
Paul Martin Designs
Built by
Little Offley Landscapes, MJM Group

The garden is inspired by the Irish designer Eileen Gray, famous for her Modernist furniture and architecture. Central to the design is a 1920s style pavilion that includes some pieces of her furniture. The pavilion nestles between multi-stemmed trees and long water troughs surrounded by clipped box hedges. The planting in the garden is of cool blues, creams and greens, with drifts of agapanthus and sedges. Scented roses, lavenders and metal cubes filled with herbs give out a delicate aroma reminiscent of bygone days.

Expert commentary by Chris Young - Editor of The Garden

There is a good concept here of blocky planting supported by blocky hard landscape. All the angles and lines in this garden relate well to each other. A solid, well-defined path and a raised seating area is complemented by clean, calm and defined planting.

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