Barn garden design by Amanda Broughton
Barn garden design by Amanda Broughton

Barn Garden Design
Hitchin, Hertfordshire

This is a really special barn garden with many features! We designed the garden to be in keeping with an impressive conversion, boasting uninterrupted views across glorious Hertfordshire countryside.

We were delighted to be invited to design a new garden to compliment this fabulous family home.

Our clients spent years renovating this truly inspiring barn conversion. So we set to work designing a sunken gravel courtyard garden, other features and we commissioned a David Harber sculpture. This dramatic sculpture seemingly floats above a small raised pond and the water rill leads the eye through to the stunning views.

Front garden

We designed linear planting beds to mirror the long windows at the front of the property. Also, we created a chill-out area which takes advantage of the views, is protected by a curved sleeper wall and a group of Himalayan Birch trees. Furthermore, surrounding the oak sleeper wall, we designed informal meadow style planting to ground the hard landscaping to the countryside.

The borrowed landscape

Overall, we softened the hard landscaping with prairie style planting. And, using structural evergreen shrubs and grasses among the informal planting, we provided year round interest throughout the garden. We borrowed the landscape beyond the garden, using relaxed planting to gently link to the surrounding countryside. This all helped us create a truly stunning and special barn garden!