Location: NORFOLK
Date: 2009
Size: 3,100m²
Credits: ACME (Julia Cano, Stefano Dal Piva, Deena Fakhro, Michael Haller, Friedrich Ludewig, Isabel de la Mora, Andreas Reeg)
A garden design for a 19th century mill keeper’s house in the Broads. The house is adjacent to the well-known historic grade 2 listed Hunsett Mill. Natural prairie style planting is used to enhance the garden's appearance within wild and lush surroundings of the Broads. Deep borders of colourful herbaceous perennials and drifts of ornamental grasses create an ever-changing tapestry of colour from summer through to late November, creating a year round spectacle of interest and colour. Along the river front flowing, informal flower beds alternate with well maintained lawn, while towards the back of the house patches of wild meadow flowers are planted and surrounding by wild grasses to give a natural meadow appearance. The flower bed heights have been designed to enhance views from the house towards nature or to frame the house when seen from key view points. The height of the vegetation gives the opportunity to create privacy in the garden in designated areas such as the picnic deck and the patio.