Project Detail

Dew Pond, Chorleywood

The creation of a domestic garden with an area of approximately 2 acres for a high-end home that had been substantially remodelled and refurbished. 

Project budget

Between £450,00 and £475,000

Landscape Architects

Wilson McWilliam Studio
The Barley Mow Centre
10 Barley Mow Passage
Chiswick
London W4 4PH

The Project

Kings Landscapes worked with landscape architects Wilson McWilliam Studio to realise their design for a 2-acre residential garden. This garden created a softened outdoor space that both contrasted with and complemented the striking modern house designed by Jane Duncan Architects.

The focus of the garden was the dew pond, a traditional form of shallow water feature historically created for watering livestock. Kings Landscapes worked to reshape the pond and install rendered screen walls both around the pond, and throughout the garden to define the space. We also constructed a stone-clad wall.

A hardwood deck was built over the pond, and feature rocks were set on block tables under the water. A raised contemporary sandstone patio provided additional for entertaining or dining, and was connected to another paved area by two projected decking platforms.

A new driveway was installed featuring a metal edge softened with planting, which also screened the house and blended the property into the nearby Chorleywood Common. A newly laid lawn was bordered with yew planting.

Kings Landscapes installed a dry garden featuring an olive tree and delicate planting, in addition to a wildflower meadow, which again reflected the landscape of the local common. Raised beds were constructed from fibreglass with an oxidised metal finish.

Finally, a croquet lawn was installed, bordered by box topiary cubes.

Landscaping work undertaken

  • Pond reshaping
  • Patio construction
  • Construction of an over-water deck
  • Construction of screen walls
  • Installation and planting of raised beds
  • Installation of a new drive
  • Planting of a wildflower meadow
  • Installation of a croquet lawn
  • Laying of a lawn
  • Hedge & tree planting
  • Herbaceous planting
Case Study – Dew Ponds
Case Study – Dew Ponds
Case Study – Dew Ponds
Case Study – Dew Ponds
Case Study – Dew Ponds
Case Study – Dew Ponds
Case Study – Dew Ponds
Case Study – Dew Ponds
Case Study – Dew Ponds
Case Study – Dew Ponds
Case Study – Dew Ponds

Photographs by Clive Nichols