Garden Design for Listed Cottage, Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent

This is a Grade II listed fifteenth century cottage within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. LHLA was invited to prepare a garden design to rationalise the entrance, create a private rear garden and improve access between the house and the garden.

The back door was left permanently open and replaced by a glass door, filling the living room with light and opening up views of the garden for the first time. A curved brick path leads to the circular terrace, and a stepped ramp replaces steep uneven steps to the upper garden. The front garden was opened up to allow views out across the valley over a low cistus hedge. Traditional cottage garden planting includes acanthus, cardoon, iris, foxglove, delphinium, shrub and climbing roses, lavender, hollyhock, peony,  Mexican daisy, honeysuckle and clematis.

LHLA Brick stepped ramp
LHLA Brick path & terrace
LHLA Listed cottage in High Weald AONB
LHLA Cottage entrance, Penshurst