Le Gres, France
This house and garden sits atop of undulating hills of South West France, with views to the distant Pyrenees. Enjoying clear winters and hot summers, the areas climate, and chalky soil, demanded special attention to plant choice.
The renovated farmhouse is approached through a snaking avenue of pleached Lime trees, bordered by formal box parterre gardens, and paths meander down sunbaked terraces planted with swathes of lavender and artichoke and agapanthus.
Carlisle Bay, Antigua
Idyllically positioned on a sandy spit between a horseshoe bay and lagoon, the development of these gardens and grounds were coordinated alongside the rebuild of the hotel by renowned hotelier Mr Gordon Campbell Gray.
Working with the rich tropical plant choice available, the design aimed to imprint the hotel grounds with a contemporary freshness, linking all rooms, bars and restaurants, swimming pool and spa, while blending sensitively with the unspoilt surrounding rainforest.
Avenues of mature palms, a subtle lighting scheme, and torch lit Lilly ponds, are elements that imbue the tropical gardens with atmosphere and drama.