Pool Garden, Hertfordshire
Set into a hillside this home has an elevated position with expansive views to a borrowed landscape. The garden is designed for entertaining and family fun with a swimming pool, lawn and borders.
From the glass balustraded terrace a flight of cantilevered steps leads to the swimming pool. Surrounded by a large terrace with lighting for the evening, the pool is a hub of life in summer. Yew hedging provides structure and multi-stem trees provide an everchanging backdrop. From the pool terrace the garden leads to a series of lawns, with the larger one containing a hidden seating area. Borders are planted with trees, shrub, grasses and perennials to give year round colour and interest.
The front drive is in resin-bound gravel with a semi-circular bed. Formal planting is combined with roses and featuring a beautiful Japanese maple that goes from pink leaves in spring to green in summer and lastly fiery reds in autumn.