Pophleys, Buckinghamshire




As a closet Prog Rock fan, when Tom heard that this property used to belong to Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull fame he was only too pleased to get involved. Evidence of Aqualung was no longer in existence – not even a park bench.

The traditional approach seemed the most appropriate way forward as characteristic brick and flint walls already divided up the property. The cosmopolitan clients were very appreciative of historically significant gardens and briefed Tom accordingly.

A quadrant sunken garden had very much lost its way with topsy-turvy gravestone-like York paving and over-mature conifers. This was lifted, squared up and made symmetrically balanced to the house. The planting is uber-traditional with swathes of lavender, English roses and irises.

Highly skilled contractors, The Outdoor Room have built a huge sunken amphitheatre that will act as a focal point for the lowest part of the garden. It is hoped that the younger members of the family will use this as an area to spend time with friends, have fun, play music – maybe a bit of flute even.

  • Pophleys Buckinghamshire by Thomas Hoblyn Suffolk Garden Design
  • Pophleys Buckinghamshire by Thomas Hoblyn Suffolk Garden Design
  • Pophleys Buckinghamshire by Thomas Hoblyn Suffolk Garden Design
  • Pophleys Buckinghamshire by Thomas Hoblyn Suffolk Garden Design
  • Pophleys Buckinghamshire by Thomas Hoblyn Suffolk Garden Design
  • Pophleys Buckinghamshire by Thomas Hoblyn Suffolk Garden Design
  • Pophleys Buckinghamshire by Thomas Hoblyn Suffolk Garden Design
  • Pophleys Buckinghamshire by Thomas Hoblyn Suffolk Garden Design

As a closet Prog Rock fan, when Tom heard that this property used to belong to Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull fame he was only too pleased to get involved. Evidence of Aqualung was no longer in existence – not even a park bench.

The traditional approach seemed the most appropriate way forward as characteristic brick and flint walls already divided up the property. The cosmopolitan clients were very appreciative of historically significant gardens and briefed Tom accordingly.


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