Project Description

Project: Walled Garden, Private Residence, Nuneham Courtenay

ASA were asked to provide a new walled garden for fruit, vegetables and flowers, including a new contemporary greenhouse and the opportunity for use by the family as an amenity space for entertaining.

Set within the context of the Nuneham Estate which is a Capability Brown landscape associated with nearby Nuneham House, this private residence sits within a designated Registered Park and Garden.

The garden is on sloping ground and has several large mature trees whose root protection areas had to be avoided. This was achieved through a combination of the serpentine layout of the wall itself and by using clever construction techniques in bridging over the roots. The wall contains over 100,000 hand-made bricks in three colour tones and specially commissioned copings, laser cut screens providing ‘windows’ to the landscape beyond or tempting glimpses to the garden within. The wall itself and the terracing and raised beds within the garden flow with the contours of the landscape.

The project is due to be completed spring 2021.

ASA were asked to provide a new walled garden with greenhouse for fruit, vegetables and flowers, including a new contemporary greenhouse with the opportunity for use by the family all round as an amenity space for entertaining.

Set within the context of the Nuneham Estate which is a Capability Brown landscape associated with nearby Nuneham House, this private residence sits within a designated Registered Park and Garden.

The garden is on sloping ground and has several large mature trees whose root protection areas had to be avoided. This was achieved through a combination of the serpentine layout of the wall itself and by using clever construction techniques in bridging over the roots. The wall contains over 100,000 hand-made bricks in three colour tones and specially commissioned copings, laser cut screens providing ‘windows’ to the landscape beyond or tempting glimpses to the garden within. The wall itself and the terracing and raised beds within the garden flow with the contours of the landscape.

The project is due to be completed spring 2021.

Project Details

Client: Private residence

Location: Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire

Status: Anticipated completion spring 2021

Landscape Contractor: GM Developments

Planting Design: James Horner Gardens

Quality Control During Construction: ASA Landscape Architects

Area: Approximately 1800m2

Project Team

Anthony Stiff
Anthony Stiff
Maria Lara-Mijancos
Maria Lara-Mijancos

Project Gallery

What the client said

Anthony has been working with us since late 2019 on a project at our property in Nuneham Courtenay to build a new walled garden: it is substantial project – the garden is almost 1,800sqm. Anthony has been involved from the start and has been the architect and the designer. It was a complex design process not least because of the existence of several mature trees which are incorporated in the garden. The planning authorities had to be satisfied that the walls would not damage or affect these trees.

I have to say that Anthony’s designs have been of the highest quality, not only with regard to the overall project but also in relation to the details – his designs for the garden doors are very clever. Anthony has produced everything on time and has been a pleasure to work with. I would have no hesitation in recommending him and his firm..

Private Client for the Walled Garden, Nuneham Courtney

Lets Talk About Your Project

Get In Touch