About this project
Crosthwaite Park East and West is an area of significant architectural importance made up of uniform terraces completed in the mid 19th century. The terraces were laid out in a roughly square plan surrounding a park completed as part of the development at the time. The requirement was that the garden must be functional while respecting the existing architecture. This was achieved through the careful selection of hard landscaping materials. Existing Japanese Acers were incorporated in the new design with all planting lower than these trees. This avoided the garden becoming enclosed while maintaining views out into Crosthwaite Park.
Primarily the new garden improved the aesthetics of this Victorian home. Various changes had been made to the garden over many years which were for functional purposes more so than for aesthetics. The current owners have added some nice soft landscape elements including Japanese Acers which were incorporated into the new garden where possible. The lower level of the garden is now large enough to accommodate a small patio set. This is an intimate area allowing for informal dining, reading a book or a place for two people to enjoy each others company.