The Old Barn Inn in Llanmartin is a historic country inn and wedding venue located in rolling countryside. There was an existing garden area used by guests and for weddings. The current garden was landscaped a few years ago with its main planting feature being a long and narrow border. The client was happy with this border when it was first planted but it has subsequently tired.
My brief was to redesign the border giving it all year round interest and making it an attractive backdrop for wedding photography.The current border was only 1.2m wide and 10m long making it a challenge to design due to its narrow width. The new border also needed to be low maintenance and easy to care for.
An evergreen structure of planting softened with bold ‘romantic’ plants echoing the nature of this establishment and countryside beyond was my solution.