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Tom Stuart-Smith's Laurent-Perrier Garden

Tom's garden

Tom's garden

Tom's garden

Tom's garden

Tom's garden

Tom's garden

Tom's garden

Tom's garden

Designed as a contemplative space with a dreamy and slightly surreal character, it is a garden based on the idea of juxtaposing opposites. The layout of the garden is made by overlaying a number of separate patterns. A grove of 30-year-old hornbeams pruned to appear like rounded ‘clouds’ seem to float above a criss-crossing net of Flemish brick paths. An undulating tapestry of predominantly green herbaceous plants including Rodgersia, Molinia, Epimedium, Asarum, Hosta ‘Devon Green’ and Astrantia is designed to calm, with an emphasis on form and texture, rather than colour. Zinc tanks brimming with water are placed throughout the garden and offer a visual link to the large zinc-panelled rear wall. Its beautiful patina and cool blue-grey colour providing the perfect backdrop to the contemplative setting.