I’m fond of kitchen gardens because they delight both sides of my brain. Wild and unruly and just a little bit scraggly, they also tend to be places where rambling plants get wrangled into order.
When RADD member Richard Miers designed this kitchen garden outside a large classical residence in Surrey, England, he created just the right blend of order and abundance. The lines of the house demanded a certain application of structure with “clean classical contemporary lines,” while the lush plantings lend a softer side to the space.
Photography courtesy of Richard Miers.
The stone of the paths and terrace is English sandstone from Yorkshire, called Yorkstone. Miers interlaid the terrace and path with Belgium Bluestone details to contrast with the buff color of the sandstone.