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Autumn Garden in Suffolk


This contemporary garden in Suffolk is cared for by Peter and Liz who devote their weekends to maintaining and evolving it with new ideas. A sea of Miscanthus and Hydrangeas are among the many plants that give movement and colour in early Autumn.


Season:
Autumn


Location:
Suffolk, UK


Credits:
GAP Photos/Zara Napier - Design & Owner: Peter Mavroghenis and Elizabeth Goodrich


Feature No:   3947 

Qty of Images:    99 

 
  
  
 
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Synopsis
A contemporary garden in Suffolk, home to Liz and Peter, their teenage children Anna and George and ‘Mr’ the Labradoodle. The rear garden is on a steep slope, they have dealt with this challenge in an innovative way: Steps made from wooden sleepers, partly covered by sedums, lead to an area which was once a horse paddock until Liz and Peter bought the house and transformed it into a garden. There are hints at Liz's American roots; bird houses are decoratively displayed on a wooden panelled fence, a US flag and a Union Jack both hand painted on reclaimed corrugated iron and of course pumpkins! Many reclaimed objects are incorporated into the garden including a series of colourful old doors from sheds in the neighbour's garden; the doors have been given a new home around the compost area. Broken clay tiles from the house roof are laid in patterns at the base of a young beech hedge. Sedums are used in many intriguing ways; on tables and chairs and in amongst the woven metal work that supports the bank. All the bespoke metal work including the woven tree seat, the large sculpture of a Russian wedding ring representing the past, present and future and edging have been designed and made by Dominic Watts once a local organic farmer now a craftsman http://www.metallurgi.co.uk/index.html#product. Liz markets terracotta pots in the US for the 'Italian Terrace', also a Suffolk company. There are many of these splendid Italian pots in the garden, http://www.italianterrace.co.uk/. A sea of Miscanthus and Hydrangeas are among the many plants that give the garden movement and colour in late summer and early autumn. The garden is cared for solely by Peter and Liz who devote their weekends to keeping it maintained evolving with new ideas.

 

 

 
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