Colm Joseph Gardens - Rural Suffolk garden contemporary architecture woodland planting approach to house

Rural Suffolk garden

A contemporary country garden in mid-Suffolk

This design aims to integrate the garden with both the new architecture and the surrounding Suffolk landscape by referencing and blending the rural character and geometry of each.

Closest to the house, the garden layout echoes the geometric order of the architecture. To the south, the garden takes on the arrangement of local, historic arable field patterns. A sense of place is emphasised and celebrated throughout the design.


Colm Joseph Gardens - Rural Suffolk garden concrete terrace corten steel wall naturalistic planting.


Transitioning north-south, the site gradually opens up to the landscape, as designed garden spaces give way to naturalistic wildflower meadow, rich in native flora. Contemporary hard materials, including polished concrete and corten steel, reinforce the agricultural character of the place.

Planting is naturalistic, with native hedgerows, trees and herbaceous planting referencing the local landscape and embracing the seasonal changes of the surrounding arable countryside.


Colm Joseph Gardens - Rural Suffolk garden plan.

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