Elgin Farm Garden

Elgin Farm Garden

Designer: Franchesca Watson

A classical country garden that blends into the surrounding farm setting. The newly refurbished Dutch style house is nestled within a beautiful garden scape. The landscape oozes charm and character with hidden areas and styled corners. The colour palette suits the lush Elgin farm with deep purples, dark greens and various tones of pink all blending to form a rich tapestry of delight. A long lawn is flanked by a rose garden and an open meadow- filled with winter flowering bulbs. From the top terrace a long contemporary styled rill water feature gently carries water to the dam below. On the lower terrace the pool mirrors the dam in the background and the surrounding garden promotes relaxation. Wisteria creepers fall effortlessly from the entertainment area pergola.  Contemporary pavers interplanted with erigeron and deschampsia create a natural feeling to the area and creates a harmony with the farm in the background. The small fruit tree grove and surrounding hedges allow the garden to exist separately from the rest of the farm, while still remaining apart of the apple orchard that disappears into the distance. A private garden with outdoor shower, surrounded by moonflowers and cascading mint geranium, creates a unique element to the main-en-suite. A guest cottage with cascading roses and neatly planted flower boxes allows one to sit in solitude while the horses can be seen skipping through the adjacent paddock.

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