It's the house of my lovely talented and artistic neighbour.
She is thinking of moving so if you are bowled over, you could actually buy this piece of lovely-ness - here: link.
The knot garden was there ten years ago, but was in it's early stages as it had just been planted.
Once you have potted up your cuttings with some root powder, keep the soil moist and in the shade for a year or so, and you will have your plants ready to start your own box parterre .
If you want to create your own topiary like box balls and such, there are lots of sites with advice as well- here is a link to one of them right here.
Here is the main picture of the house with the box parterre in situ.
If you think of garden design, and you want to go the classic English country garden route ( as my neighbour did here ) you really want to think about introducing symmetry.
That starts with the entry to the house and garden if you can- like here at the fence.
Note the two hurricane lamps in the distance that draw the eye, throught the rose- arch.
You need to look at where the eye falls on from any angle of your garden and then see if you can create a symmetrical vignette.
Such a lovely area and a must-have if you want to go for that country house look!
Obelisks make striking focal points in gardens, and again, you can do this with a very limited budget- there are loads of websites with instructions on how to make your own.
So there are a lot of things you can do yourself with time and effort.Rome was not built in a day!
And this lovely garden and house was lovingly created over quite a few years, adding this, and that, and eventuallly becoing a dream home.
I hope this has given you some inspiration and I wish my neighbour all the luck and succes in the world to
find a new project to build another dream home for herself as I am sure she will.
Have a fabulous rest of the week!!