Tour the garden of international design duo Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen

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While the state plot that complements Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen’s West Sussex farmhouse is an seemingly elemental design, it is, successful fact, rather complex, designed to enactment connected 3 levels. 

It won interior plan director, Philip, the Homes & Gardens 2021 Best Large Garden grant for his first-ever outdoor design. ‘We cognize astir interiors; spatially we enactment with rooms, which is however I approached the garden’s design,’ helium explains.

Below, you tin find retired however Philip and Paolo transformed their beauteous garden, and beryllium inspired to adhd immoderate of their designs to your own English plot ideas.

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The interior plan directors of Paolo Moschino (opens successful caller tab) are recognized astir the satellite arsenic starring voices successful luxury interior design, and they applied the aforesaid oculus for design, item and quality to the instauration of their garden.

‘I cognize astir interior design, and applied my skills to plot design. I present realise it was not that straightforward and I had a large woody to larn astir gardening,’ says Philip.

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‘I designed the plot similar I would a house, creating an wide benignant with each country having its ain intent and unsocial identity,' explains Philip. ’The plot is designed to enactment connected 3 levels: 

The archetypal from the wrong ‘like a framed picture,’ with unthinkable views from each window.The 2nd arsenic an outdoor hold comprising a postulation of autarkic outdoor rooms, each with a ‘different ambience and use.'The third, arsenic an integral portion of the exterior décor, with plants, climbers, plot and interior artefacts blurring the indoor/outdoor boundary.

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The part-Tudor, timber and ceramic farmhouse sits successful the centre of a 2.5 acre plot. When deciding how to program the garden, Philip’s plan oculus saw the imaginable for idiosyncratic plot rooms starring disconnected each broadside of the property. 

‘Originally the onshore surrounding the location lacked definition; it was flat, open, an amorphous lavation of writer with a fewer ungraded beds and curved pathways,’ recalls Philip. 

He superimposed a much  structured, geometric program implicit a print-out of the property’s Google Earth image. ‘This revealed the afloat scope of our onshore and, utilizing this elemental representation tool, I designed a "room-based" garden.’ 

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Philip and Paolo devised a grid system, centered connected the house, with individual, rectangular, 'garden rooms', each antithetic successful ambiance and purpose, laying straight disconnected and quadrate to each side’s aspect. 

The greenish rooms are composed of a deliberate, astir orderly matrix of evergreen shrubs, box, Buxus sempervirens, yew, Taxus baccata, Portuguese laurel, Prunus lusticana, and oak, Quercus ilex. 

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Architectural works styling successful the flower furniture ideas links the spaces but each is individually defined and purposed. 

‘Blind’ triangular plots inhabit the transitionary spaces betwixt each ‘room’, unseen from the house. These make backstage spaces for the pool garden and a virtually concealed chaotic plot – an informal, untamed abstraction with naturalistic planting, a wildlife excavation and waterfall, which embraces the zeitgeist for rewilding gardens.

‘Each autarkic plot was designed to beryllium perfectly viewed from its corresponding interior room, each twelvemonth round,’ explains Philip.

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A single, full-time gardener maintains, mows and manicures the gardens. Extra hands are needed for the twice-yearly, extended clipping of metres of yew and container hedging, innumerable container balls and different ample topiary modular trees which hallmark the garden’s style.

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The entranceway plot is appropriately formal, aligned with the house. The grass-filled parterre, inspired by Olivier Messel’s plan successful the walled plot astatine adjacent Nyman’s (opens successful caller tab), is rimmed successful box, each quadrant pinned with domed modular Portuguese laurel and astatine its centre an Italian urn water feature. 

Similar artefacts are repeated passim the garden, the effect of a large, spontaneous haul of ‘authentic Italian pots, urns, statues and a chromatic olive property unexpectedly recovered erstwhile driving done Tuscany,’ recalls Paolo. 

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Water is different constituent Philip has subtly woven into the plan with waterfalls, urn and partition fountains. ‘I emotion having h2o successful the garden, it drowns retired noises from outside,’ helium explains.

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A smaller parterre carpets the entranceway to the restored impermanent barn connected the eastbound broadside of the house. Brunnera macrophylla lines the compartments, and proceedings and mistake has taught them that  ‘nothing other volition turn successful the shadiness of the overhead oak.’ 

Pots of flowering pelargoniums, overwintered successful the glasshouse arsenic portion of their planning a greenhouse, bring immoderate summertime decoration.

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The full circumference of the location is decorated with container gardening ideas of Italianate planters, urns and pots planted with evergreen topiary domes, balls and cubes, silhouettes which echo and reenforce the wide operation of the garden. 

Decorative seasonal planters, ample citrus trees, scented-leaved pelargoniums and tumbling lobelias, embellish summertime tables and pool patios. 

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Together with a creeping web of flowering climbers including white-flowered-wisteria, evergreen prima jasmine and climbing Hydrangea petiolaris, the house, ‘furnished with plants,’ becomes deliberately bound and agreed to the garden.

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On the occidental side, disconnected the sitting room, Philip created a restful greenish and achromatic garden colour scheme, encased successful yew hedging, its container rimmed borders spilling with ferns. 

The decorative ‘diamond cut’ tract terminates astatine the ft of 3 modular holm oaks cubes, divided by Italianate urns. This evergreen palette is punctuated with achromatic clouds of Hydrangea arborescens ’Annabelle’ successful summer. 

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Outdoor woody furnishings are painted successful Farrow and Ball’s (opens successful caller tab) Blue Gray, to lucifer the house’s exterior location décor, an exported plan touch.

The plot stretching crossed the wide backmost of the location is the main, most-looked-upon garden, with nonstop entree from the room and eating rooms. An immersive profusion of wall-hugging plants, topiary-topped urns and flowering pots blur the internal/external boundary, successful opposition to the clean, unfastened abstraction beyond. 

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Vertical mow lines gully the oculus crossed the spacious lawn, which rolls retired to melodramatic collections of ballooning container balls. ‘Eventually they volition collide to make a Cloud Garden,’ says Philip, who is inspired by Belgian Landscape Designer, Jacques Wirtz (opens successful caller tab), the inventor of unreality pruning.

Philip draws upon a wealthiness of inspirational experiences and adapts honed interior plan techniques to brilliantly reconfigure this unsocial and idiosyncratic extracurricular space.