Mediterranean Terrace Garden
This wonderful south facing garden was designed and constructed along with extensive renovations to the house. With superb views across the seaside village of St. Mawes and out to sea, the garden is set into the steeply sloping hilllside and joined to the house via a bridge from the internal stair landing.
A series of terraces provides safe and level areas to sit and entertain, surrounded by platforms of plant borders filled with mediterranean plants including Olive trees, Echiums, Agapanthus, Euphorbias, Gernaiums, and Salvias.
The terraced stone walls are softened by the coastal tolerant planting scheme.
Ancient Olive trees and colourful summer flowering Osteospermum
The upper lawn terrace with fire-pit seating area and attractive summerhouse
Tall echiums provide drama, height and structure at the back of the borders. Lemon trees grow in pots around the main terrace.
Olive tree underplanted with lavenders and Tulbaghia
Slate capped retaining walls surround the terraced areas of planting.
Built-in seating around a traditional wrought iron fire bowl
The retaining stone walls are visually broken up by the mix of shrubs and flowering perennials.
Local slate stone