Hamish Moorhead Landscapes

Hedged Landscape

A new home in a residential estate in Martinborough gave the opportunity to create a garden from scratch. With wind protection and privacy in mind, a structured framework of hedging was planted to create a series of partitioned ‘rooms’ within the garden. These define the garden without closing off views to the surrounding landscape which includes the Martinborough golf course.

Evergreen hedges of corokia, viburnum and teucrium provide contrasts in colour and texture, and deciduous beech, which holds its leaves through the winter, marks the changing of the seasons.

Grape vines sprawling over the timber pergolas provide shade in the summer, and the espaliered crab apple trees, thriving against a north facing wall mimic the horizontal lines of the hedging and add striking colour.