2015 Garden 20 - St Heliers
This formal garden has been developed in response to the neo-classical Georgian house originally designed by Chillwell and Trewthie circa 1934. Heritage architect and interior designer, Stephen Cashmore, added his skill and flair to sympathetically integrate the two adjoining houses, reclaiming part of the original gardens.
The property features immaculate lawns, a variety of structured hedges and topiaries, rose-covered pergola, rose garden and several water features. The five bronze urns, shipped over from Rhode Island, are dye-cast moulds taken from some of the original limestone urns of the Grand Mansions of Newport. Axial walkways encourage strolling and lead through several different garden areas, including an impressive retaining wall on the cul-de-sac below featuring three-tiered planting. The restrained plant palette creates a serene garden experience. The owners have been involved throughout and have planted the majority of the garden themselves.
Faye Lees and Peter Baldwin Gardening