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The garden of landscape designer Tom Stuart-Smith

I typically love structured gardens but holy smokes the property of British landscape designer Tom Stuart-Smith is absolutely beautiful and has a magical quality to it. The Barn Garden at Serge Hill is about 25 miles north of London. It has been created by Tom and his family over the last 25 years and is periodically open for groups by appointment. The garden is part work in progress (as all gardens are), part experiment; a bit new and messy in some places and getting quite middle aged in others. It is very much a home and not a show garden. If there is one idea that holds it together it is about trying to anchor a place, about creating a focus for living in a landscape that is slowly losing its weave and detail.

Reader Comments (6)

Beautifully relaxed. Thank you. In my inspiration file!

25 Jul 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

This is the stuff of fairytales with garden gnomes and little elves living here.

26 Jul 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTeez

Fantastic! I wish I was there right now! LOVE

26 Jul 2017 | Unregistered CommenterElle

Wow! I loved all of it!

28 Jul 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLulu


31 Jul 2017 | Unregistered Commenterombia

Great pictures!! Especially the photo of the sun peaking through the trees.

Reading from Ontario, Canada

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