The Hide Garden

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The Hide Garden celebrates nature on the doorstep. It represents a private retreat transporting the owner to a favourite place by the river. A garden room leads out onto a 6 x 6m garden. The angled deck area, made from composite decking, features sculptural carved benches crafted from recycled wood.

Facing onto a pebble pond recalling the shallows of the River Eye, the seating area invites reflection and connection with nature. Playful stepping boulders create movement and allow closer inspection of plants and their wildlife visitors.

Willow hurdles enclose the garden, play on the structure of a nature hide, and create natural enclosures and habitats. Inspired by a local nature reserve the garden incorporates archetypal layers and forms in the planting and provides an emotive connection to place.

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