As summer approaches and with the Chelsea Flower Show later this month, The Buying Solution offers insights to House & Garden, Vogue, GQ and Tatler about what makes a truly spectacular garden.
Every May, the crowds at Chelsea Flower Show are a reminder of the National love affair with horticulture. Little wonder then that a beautiful garden is a strong selling point for a property.
Jonathan Bramwell, Head of The Buying Solution, says “A truly perfect garden is difficult to find. In the Cotswolds, for example, if you’re spending £3m or up, you may see only three houses with a really special garden come to the market every year.”
A fine example (featured in the piece) is Dunsborough Park in Ripley, Surrey, one of those rare houses with spectacular grounds. Laid out in the 18th Century, they are enclosed by a ha-ha, with views of the countryside beyond. The walled gardens are divided into sections, which are resplendent with English roses, mature topiary and a colourful Dutch garden, with box-edged borders brimming with brightly coloured tulips. The rest of the ground are equally charming, with Edwardian Greenhouses, a grotto and stone bridge, topped with a picturesque pavilion.