Coastal Garden, Suffolk

A coastal retreat for creativity and togetherness

Project Details

This Large Garden Design Suffolk was a real joy to create, and it’s really transformed the space. “I am really thrilled with Studio 31. Our early meetings were a joy. The designs have been clear, original, thoughtful, intelligent and loyal to our discussions. The accounting has been transparent, open and fair. The communication has been immediate and honest. The team have been hardworking and diligent and the results are magnificent”

Studio 31 were commissioned to create a master plan for this 3 acre garden in the village of Walberswick, Suffolk. The clients had a strong connection with the beach side lifestyle and wanted a coastal garden design to reflect this. Bordered by striking listed properties, it was important for the finished space to combine the family’s love for everything outdoors with the traditional architecture and local character of the buildings.

The garden was divided into key areas; with the family being both creative and social, the first area was an entertaining hub, with large terrace and formal gardens surrounding it. The second area was a more private area adjacent to the main house. This included a secluded secret garden and spa pool and was designed to be an area of the garden where the clients could truly escape from their busy London lifestyle.

The final area was the wider landscape which was designed to be much more naturalistic with a large land form amphitheatre, wildflower meadows and woodland tree planting. The idea of outdoor naturalistic play was the narrative throughout all the design phases of the garden as the clients wanted a family-orientated and creative space for children large and small to enjoy.

Phase one and two are complete. Phase three is currently due to be completed soon.