Country Estate, Wiltshire

A full masterplan service was provided for the 85 hectare estate. Our historic research revealed that the Grade II* listed house sat within an unimproved 18th century landscape. We worked closely with the client to establish the vision for the park that would best reveal its Downland character. The brief was to establish a new parkland that reflected the English Landscape tradition of drives and rides, enjoying framed views to the main house and the broader landscape.

Following a landscape analysis of the estate, where key views were identified, an extensive programme of woodland extension, copse and specimen tree planting was undertaken, alongside lake land and woodland management to create a richer and more valuable landscape. Tree spades were incorporated within this exercise, to provide immediate maturity to particular views.

Alongside the parkland enhancements, planning permission was gained for improvements to the main house gardens, incorporating tennis court, orchard, swimming pool and formal gardens. The gardens were designed to enjoy the new views into the recently created East Park. Planning permissions were also gained for wholesale changes to the equestrian complex.