Harbury House
  • Biophilic design
  • Hard landscaping
  • Raised decking
  • Fire pit
  • Biodiversity
  • Sunken seating area
  • Walled courtyard
  • Entertaining space
  • Pergola

Harbury House

Tom Wolstenholme design studio were asked to create an outdoor entertaining space for this grade ll listed property in the heart of Warwickshire. The walled courtyard backs onto the pool house, which is spread over two tiers. Working with the clients requests of a sunken seating area with fire pit, full fitted outdoor kitchen, dining area, lounge seating, louvered roof pergola, water feature and naturalistic planting, we approached this scheme with the support of biophilic design principles.

Our approach to design considered the impact any hard landscaping may have on hindering water to permeate naturally within this walled garden. Understanding what ratio was needed between hard and soft scape to fulfil the clients wishes, whilst maximising areas for planting was key to this design. The raised decking and patio platforms, accessed via stepping stones, would allow for minimal ground disturbance. This enabled us to deliver this garden design to brief whilst improving the characteristics of the land and local biodiversity.

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