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.