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Understanding scale and perspective

Although the surrounding woodland endows the large garden with a sense of containment and repose, the base of the canopy line required attention.

Too little light was showing under the trees, which restricted the feeling of spaciousness and created deep areas of shadow even in bright sunlight.

By raising the canopy, the view has been extended and focal points created. These new areas of light add texture to an expanse of foliage, drawing the eye further into the garden and extending both its scale and perspective.

Even in the leafy fullness of early summer, the garden is light and welcoming, partially covered by trees and lush planting and much more redolant of classic parkland.

Increased perspective
  A view requiring adjustment Adjusting the canopy line
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