A garden
with a view

A Garden with a view. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England


A simple, contemporary, soft scheme designed to link a stable yard conversion to its rural surroundings.

chairs on wodden decking. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England
Few gardens have the kind of breathtaking expansive view of this one in Winterfold.

It was a joy to frame and enhance the view with bold drifts of texture and colour. Simplicity and evergreen structure around the former dairy buildings and the internal courtyard merge with softer drifts of grasses and perennials connecting to the far reaching natural landscape beyond.

Making the correct plant choices was crucial. I wanted to create a robust palette using low-maintenance plants that would suit the soil and also the style of the garden.

Read more about this garden in The English Garden August 2018 issue. The garden was constructed by Outdoor Options.

Gravel pathway and stone steps with bold drifts of colourful planting and mature trees. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design. Specimen grasses in three tall planters next to a seat by the stable buildings. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England Water rill and freestanding water bowls. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England
Detail of deaking and rill with bamboo. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England Rill surrounded by soft planting. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England Corner of terrace with furniture surrounded by soft planting. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England Detail of gravel path near the house. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England Detail of timber sundeck with foreground grasses. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England
Bold drifts of colourful planting. Rae Wilkinson Garden and Landscape Design - Garden Designer Sussex, Surrey, London, South-East England
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