A very large estate garden in Heath and Reach
This 9 acre garden is a very special place. It has a variety of conditions including acid and alkaline soil, sandy and clay soil, boggy ground in both sun and shade, lakes and streams, woodlands, arid soil in both sun and shade. A true challenge and a garden to teach so much.
The garden starts at the front gate where the sweeping lawns make a statement and lead the eye to the inner courtyard gates beside the house.
From the courtyard the garden moves though formal terraces to the lower pobd and bog garden then across stepping stones in the stream to the woodland garden. From there we pass the bat house and then the upper pond suddenly appears spread out in from of us with the jetty and summerhouse (called the boathouse).
Its worth relaxing here and spending time watching the wildlife. Retrace your footsteps from here back past the bat house and into the formal garden. from here a narrow path leads around the swimming pool to the east terraces which are spectacular in the height of the summer with trailing plans and really hot colours. A rose walk brings us back round to the inner courtyard and our tour is finished.
I have been using Graham Pavey for many years for landscapes designs. I have found him reliable and his work standard are high. All the time I have used him he has provided the design at agreed timescale. I will not hesitate to recommend him to any of my friends or family.
Mr G.Y. Developer, Maulden
Graham has designed, and supported our garden activities for over 20 years, and with great success. His skill is obvious, and his readiness to respond and help in the ongoing modifications and maintenance are noteworthy. We can recommend him without reservations.
Mr and Mrs M. Harrold
Graham produced the design for our garden, recommended some contractors and also oversaw the work our chosen contractor did. The design delivered everything from our brief and more. We asked for scent, minimal effort and maintenance and a purple and pink colour theme. The surprise in the first year as plants appeared and developed was great and we have spent many happy hours in our garden enjoying it and also doing some light gardening. We are looking forward to the first year of snowdrops in 2020. Graham has also been a helpful adviser for our amateur efforts in establishing our new gardening skills, always patient with helpful suggestions.