Emma was asked to review this Edwardian-style garden with over mature shrubs dominated by conifers and some diseased trees which needed felling. Clearing has allowed a woodland walk to be restored and the house and garden opened up to new views.

New planting is more in harmony with the wild setting using natural tones and forms and repetition for a calmer effect.  Flowering trees and those with autumn colour have been used to restock the woodland bank where wild flowers have spread thanks to the additional light.

These photos taken in May show ragged Robin, red campion, native bluebells, lesser celandine and pink spring starflowers (Ipeion).

Naturalistic garden Peak District