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Hiraeth, a Welsh word for which there is no direct translation, is used to capture a sense of yearning or longing for a place.

The garden design incorporates elements of ruined buildings - a chimney and walls - a reference to those found scattered around the Welsh countryside. There are areas of planting of a semi woodland nature as well as more colourful and formal areas, The design appeals to our sense of nostalgia, kindling notions of a bygone era as well as a subconscious longing to be in the outdoors.

In this garden the romance of the past blends with a practical space or garden room in which to relax and enjoy the outdoors. The planting provides a haven for wildlife while the sunken seating area allows the visitor to feel immersed in the garden so that they can feel ‘restored’ by their surroundings.

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