Old Rectory, Cambridgeshire

A wonderful old rectory just outside Cambridge with far reaching views across the Cambridgeshire rural landscape. The house had recently been extended to include an indoor pool and stables and asked Thomas Hoblyn to reconfigure the garden to work with the new layout. The contemporary nature of the pool house alongside the original house allowed for the same theme to extend into the garden, with extensive use of traditional roses and topiary alongside quite modern low maintenance perennial schemes.

The owner is a keen plants person and was very hands on during the planting stage. Their excellent gardener has really helped this garden establish well and thrive quickly. Like its smaller sister in Tom’s own garden, the glasshouse was supplied and installed by Alitex and the kitchen garden was designed to incorporate this along with raised beds made from reclaimed sleepers, fruit cages and a reclaimed brick path laid by hand in a herringbone pattern. Its clean layout and proximity to the house means that it is naturally well-used and is easy to keep productive year-round.


August 7, 2018


Garden Architecture, Garden Design, style, Suffolk