The brief for this garden design was to transform what is predominantly agricultural land into a fun space for the four kids while screening off a new housing estate in the distance, and providing the adults with a formal garden to relax and entertain in.

Agricultural land has huge restrictions on it – no hard landscaping or permanent buildings.

We added several large trees for screening including a mature willow which will thrive on the damp soil to the end of the garden.

Large swathes of wildflower meadow with a series of curved pathways make up the majority of the space. We used instant Meadowmat which took immediately despite harsh planting conditions. Next year it should look wonderful.

There are two mounds for the children to play on; one with a tunnel through it, the other forming seating for the round play deck / stage.

The formal garden is flanked by evergreen hedges and tall red brick walls and features blocks of herbaceous plants and a series of multi-stem trees.