The design for this garden conjures the romance of years past and today’s modernity. It creates a setting that mixes formality and informality, grandeur and everyday, classicism and modernity. The layout is loose on the horizontal plane, overlaid with delicate and naturalistic planting yet guided by a grid of topiary and pleached trees on the vertical plane that grounds the design adding rectilinear structure and rhythm to the scheme, creating frames where different planting schemes can occur. The planting leaves and flowers are larger close up and around the house but get smaller as you move away. From the terrace the eye sees across the property through a veil of a transparent mix of light and flexible plants with fine spikes and cascades of small sized flowers. As for the color scheme, shades of pale yellows and pinks, whites and acid greens surround the house itself and becomes more intense and varied as we move away from it into the orchard and pool area. I’ve strategically placed Fagus Sylvatica Copper Beach Purpurosea Marginata and Prunus Cerasifera around the property in various shapes to add modernity and an unexpected pop of purple that complements the house facade while guiding your eye through the estate.