One of the simplest ways
of using water in garden design
is as a still reflective pool
One of the most elegant is a canal.
And here at Bryan’s Ground in Herefordshire they cleverly combine both.
For those that do not know this gem-like garden, aside from a substantial arboretum with elegant allees, it is largely a garden of rooms.
Thronged with topiary
Busy with borders
And then there is this:
There are five entrances to this yew bound enclosure:
These give interlocking vistas through to other areas.
But there remains here a great sense of privacy:
In plan the canal is a bit like a rectilinear dog’s bone.
The single clump of waterlily and iris is like a splash arrested in a Hockney painting.
And here is the dog. With a seat to regard him from afar.
Eight trees make loose elegant sentinels and provide reflecting material.
You figure he was a very special dog.
Its that sort of place!
Lesley and Robert…….
….but don’t stop reading because…….
our fellow bloggers stateside of the pond will have their own imaginative ways with water so please now go check out their posts using the links below: