Charlesworth Design has worked on large country house/estates in Staffordshire, South Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cheshire. Working closely with client (often over many years) employing a collaborative approach, ensures the most creative use of space is realised.
Left : Arts and Crafts garden under construction in Stockport SK6
Classic plantings of English yew, hornbeam, box – and very little else are used to create an avenue that leads off a formal garden terrace onto a paddock. Garden lighting is used along this tree lined avenue – the lights are set to wash over the gravel, and to travel up the stem of each tree.
Classic balustrades and terracing have been employed here to give create a graceful descent from the house to the lower lawn. The terracing forms part of a formal Italianate garden and is designed to compliment the architecture of the Richard Harding Watt built house.
(left) A new drystone wall winds it’s way around an oak in this pennine garden under construction Nr. Rishworth. The wall imitates the undulating form of the moors. (right) Local walling stone is used to make an impressive set of steps.
This Lancashire garden – still being planted is in perfect scale and proportion with the house. Crushed blue slate has been used on the ground to match the blue slate roof. A hole has just been cut in the hedge to take you from this rather formal garden into a very informal orchard. A planting plan has been drawn up and the area is just about to be planted.