Leading Korean floral designer Frida Kim (www.fridakim.com)and her husband commissioned us to make a garden that would mix both East and West. Frida loved the unbridled romanticism of the English country garden but also wanted a hint of her Korean heritage.
Essentially a contemporary riff on an eastern stroll garden with areas of re-claimed granite setts expanding and contracting to create seating and resting points along the way. A series of organic island beds were laid out with informal paths through. As the seasons change a succession of flowering trees and shrubs light up the way through the garden, gently leading you towards the dappled shade of the woodland garden and Frida’s studio. The magnificent old leaning Walnut tree had to be propped with Japanese inspired Sweet Chestnut supports and is the beating heart of the garden.
We worked closely with their architect Richard Eden who designed the re-furbishment of the house and lower terrace, choosing materials that act as a strong textural contrast to the smooth contemporary materials in the house.
Plenty of room is given for pots of Frida’s beloved Tulips, Dahlias and bearded Irises that move around the garden and ‘pop’ with colour at different times of the year