A country garden with water for relaxation and atmosphere.

A new Dutch clay-paved path snakes through this funnel-shaped Buckinghamshire garden, connecting the house with a new ‘boathouse’ style garden annex and incorporating a new dining terrace and several water features. The brief was to improve circulation and pathways through the space and open-up views through the garden to the fields beyond.

The addition of water creates noise and atmosphere but also includes a serpentine-shaped reflecting pond and areas of bog garden planting. A row of Arbutus provide screening and multi-stem Amelanchiers provide structure and interest in the perennial borders.

Construction by Baker Garden Landscapers. Clay pavers supplied by Vande Moortel NV. Water bowl from Urbis Design. Limed oak cube seats from Chris Nangle Furniture. Floating composite steps from Millboard.