Garden No 5: Hampshire garden with lush planting and chalk stream

Hampshire garden with lush planting and chalk stream - Plan

With no lawn whatsoever, this plantsman's garden is ideal for its owners, a retired couple, to potter about in. It is also a great space for fun, family gatherings and pond dipping with the grandchildren. There are three separate terraces, at different levels, sloping down to a large but shallow pool, originally a watercress bed. Bright colours dominate the planting and there is a large deck at the waters’ edge. Hours of fun for young and old!


  • Hidden paths weave across the shallow broad site - After - 1
  • Natural pond that once fed watercress beds - After - 2
  • Dramatic gunnera at water's edge - After - 3
  • Chalk stream and deck walkway - After - 4
  • Little watercraft and pontoon for the grandchildren - After - 5
  • Looking across the pool to neighbours - After - 6
  • Broad range of exuberant planting makes the most of the diverse conditions - After - 7

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