This was a full garden design for a client in Bristol, England with a second holiday home and holiday rental in Brittany, France. The holiday Gite located near a small rural village called Guerlesquin in Finnistere was originally a cow shed and also comprised a large paddock which was converted to a productive orchard, and a small barn which was converted into a summer loggia. The style of the garden design was traditional French formal, but descales in sympathy with the converted dwelling and with a Celtic influence in the form of a Triscale parterre located at the intersection of the two major design axis thus reflecting the Celtic heritage of Brittany and of the Welsh Owner.
Set in the rural French countryside the descaled formal French garden is composed of three principle spaces aligned along the main axis to the bridleway gate and woodland walk. The cross axis are co-aligned to the three principle spaces of the dwelling: The kitchen to pool seating enclosure, the lounge and TV room to the central Triscale parterre, and the library to teh formal rose garden. The co-axis from each of the gite vistas are terminated with a classic sculpture and a pool fountain enframed by romantic planting. The long axis is terminated at each end by two additional sculptures and so the sequential journey around the garden is very strong. Directly adjacent to the gite a long stone terrace provides ample space for outdoor living and entertaining. while the loggia conversion provides a very intimate covered seating space during the heat of summer. At the peripheral edges the formal garden merges to meadow grass marrying the design to the existing rural and agricultural landscape for a harmonious aesthetic.
The garden by day……
The garden by night…..