Holland Park I

Completed in 2016, the garden was designed around the classically-proportioned pavilion created by Simon Morray-Jones Architects.

The large lawn is bordered by raised beds of flowering shrubs and perennials, with a backdrop of clipped yew hedges. The generous and well-detailed spaces, created for entertaining, include a large terrace leading from the pavilion and a more intimate sunken terrace, with a bespoke fire pit and fan-assisted heating beneath the seating to ensure that enjoyment of the garden need not stop on cool evenings or when the sun has gone down. The multi-stems of the cloud-clipped Magnolia Soulangeana ‘Susan’ add winter interest and drama when lit at night, enhancing the elegant lines of the pavilion. The bold planting creates energy and excitement during the Spring with bulbs, and in early summer with rambling, untamed perennials. During the winter months, the garden has a calm serenity brought about by the structured evergreen planting and mature trees.

The focal point, as you arrive through the garden’s entrance from the driveway, is the bespoke Water Wall Sculpture designed by David Harber. Made from perfectly sculpted ribbons of stainless steel encased in weathered bronze, water cascades down the ribbons, adding sparkles of light, gentle movement and sound to the garden.

Main Contractor - Coniston Ltd

Landscape Contractor - Landscape Associates Ltd

Architects - Simon Morray-Jones

Interior Design - Studioilse

Photography - Charlotte Sanderson, Eleanor Stedman