A Tranquil Oasis

In 2012, following a few beers on a particularly hot day, local garden designer and BBC Gardener of the Decade Katherine Crouch suggested we make more of our outside space and was quickly commissioned to design and build a tropical garden for us.

Six months later, the lush planting of bamboos, tree ferns, bananas and palms was establishing fast, with dahlias, sunflowers, nasturtiums, impatiens and petunias providing sizzling summer colour. Fatsia japonicas, spotted laurels and blue lyme grass provide year round interest and colour. Perfect for al-fresco dining or simply soaking up the sunshine, there is plenty of seating to relax with your favourite tipple.