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Norney Wood

Norney Wood is a new and unashamedly Arts and Crafts-influenced garden located deep in Gertrude Jekyll country within the beautiful Surrey Hills of southern England.


Shackleford, Nr Guildford, Surrey, UK

GAP Photos/Caroline Mardon/Owners: Jean and Richard Thomson/Design: Acres Wild

Feature No:   4565 

Qty of Images:    100 


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The garden is designed as a formal structured arrangement of spaces, with a strong axial line running north-south through the site as a spine to unite the two main garden areas. The ‘thunder house’, inspired by a passage in Gertrude Jekyll’s writings, is the heart of the garden and marks the junction of the upper and lower gardens. From here a view back to the house across the formal lawn, with its exuberant planted borders, is contrasted with a view into the lower garden beyond. Here a large rectangular pool flanked by simple green lawns and contained by low yew hedges creates a calm and tranquil space, settled into the natural woodland surround.



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