After renovating and restoring a farmhouse property, our clients landscaped and redesigned the open spaces around the estate they live on to create a walled garden amongst 500 acres of wild and untouched farmland. Looking for a greenhouse to complete their hard work, they chose an Ickworth from The National Trust Collection in Wood Sage.
With most of their spare time taken up managing and running the estate surrounding their property, our clients wanted a structure that would fit perfectly as the centrepiece to their walled garden. The greenhouse would be the first thing they see in the morning to bring a smile to their faces.
Having worked in the horticultural industry our client told us that after many years of attending RHS Chelsea Flower Show, she was inspired to design her own special haven. The garden itself was designed with the greenhouse always in mind, as this is where they were going to be spending a lot of their time.
Whilst new to gardening endeavours of their own, the greenhouse is filled with the aroma of tomatoes and a selection of other vegetable seedlings which will soon be planted out into the surrounding raised beds. With 7m of internal benching, there is plenty of space for our clients to grow their favourite Tigerella and Sweet Millions tomatoes ready to make chutney. Their next hobby will be to start making jam as the growth of strawberries this year has been prolific.
As well as growing fresh produce to enjoy, our clients wanted this to be a space to relax and enjoy a cup of tea. The addition of an extra door instead of just one in this cruciform structure creates a more free flowing path through the greenhouse.
Our clients always knew that they were going to have their greenhouse in the beautiful and soft shade of Wood Sage, they even painted all of their windows and woodwork on the house in the same colour to create a wonderful overall look to their estate. This colour also complements the farmland that the greenhouse overlooks which has been transformed into a biodiverse wildlife habitat, encouraging all manner of insects, animals and vegetation to flourish. To read more about our client’s rewilding project visit latest blog.