This large garden is set deep into the forest in Ludshott Common. Cat Howard designed some deep perennial beds, which hug the main house and blend the woods into the garden. 

The existing beds were expanded and landscaped. Most of the planting was taken out to make room for large swathes of planting in soft pastel hues and several varieties of grasses to add texture, height and movement, punctuated by large Buxus topiary and a new copse of multi-stemmed silver birch that break the forest into the property. 


Planting plan

A hand drawn planting plan was produced to show how the planting would work in groups with some punctuated plants to break the swathes up. This was discussed with the client and used as a base for all comments and additions.



A sketch of the playful scattering of large scale topiary balls that sit quietly on the front lawn of this beautiful woodland home. This introduces some formality but keeps it light hearted and playful, the rest of the beds closest to the house are planted with spires of foxgloves, ferns, grasses and bulbs.