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

Barn Garden Design
Hitchin, Hertfordshire

This is a really special feature-rich barn garden! We designed the garden to be in keeping with an impressive conversion, which boasts 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. We designed a sunken gravel courtyard garden and commissioned a dramatic David Harber sculpture. The artwork seemingly floats above a small raised pond and the water rill leads the eye through to the stunning views.

Front garden

The linear planting beds mirror the long windows to the front of the property. A chill-out area, which takes advantage of the views, is protected by a curved sleeper wall and a group of Himalayan Birch trees.

The borrowed landscape

We used softened the hard landscaping features with prairie style planting. Structural evergreen shrubs, sub-shrubs and grasses intersperse this informal planting and provide year round interest. The garden borrows the landscape beyond and the grasses and relaxed flowering perennials gently link to the surrounding countryside, creating a truly stunning and special barn garden!