The inspiration for all my garden designs is this search for harmony between house and garden. My passion is creating a sense of place. A sense of place is the soul of the garden. It is the intangible and harmonious atmosphere that stems from the perfect balance between the house, garden, landscape, plants and the dreams of the owners.
Arne Maynard (PDF, p. 70)
Haddon Hall is an English country house by the River Wye at Bakewell and belongs to Lord Edward Manners and his family. The house and its terraced Elizabethan gardens are open to the public and have been used as film locations.
This particular garden on the estate is their private one and is sometimes open to the public as well. I'm inspired by these gorgeous pink and purple shades and would love to take a walk in the garden to enjoy the scenery.
Magnificent scented roses and a deep herbaceous border by the house.
Copper beech cubes give a bold structure to the open space, contrasted with the soft planting of herbaceous grasses and flowers in square beds to the sides.
Arne Maynard Garden Design