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Heveningham Hall

for a private client,
1995 -

Masterplan and detailed landscape designs for the restoration of the halls and the Capability Brown parkland.

Heveningham was one of Capability Brown's last designs before he died. Now 200 years later, we have implemented his plans for 2000 acres of parkland and 2 kilometres of lakes. The River Blyth has been restored to its mediaeval meanders and up to 20 hectares of broadleaf woodland is being planted each year. The wet meadows, parkland grazing and woodland management are all integrated into a fifty-year habitat plan.

The original Victorian Garden behind the Grade 1 eighteenth century hall has been replaced with a completely new garden of sweeping grass terraces. The terraces flow with the rising land, arcing in a Fibonacci series fan that encompasses the veteran trees and gives the house room to breathe.

The design was inspired by the landform, the setting of the hall and the long tradition of earth sculpting that so suits the British climate.