The Hide Garden

The Hide Garden, an RHS Malvern 2022 Silver Gilt medal winning garden, which features river pond, natural planting, composite decking, garden studio and willow fencing. Designed by April House – Award Winning Cotswolds Garden Design

RHS Malvern 2022 Silver Gilt medal winning garden

Garden design features: River pond, natural planting, composite decking, garden studio, willow fencing

The Hide Garden is inspired by Greystones Nature Reserve in Bourton-on-the-Water, the garden is a personal sanctuary for work and rest; a space that evokes the restorative and calming effects of the riverscape.

A stylish and contemporary studio connects interior and exterior spaces via a 45 degree to create a more expansive feeling in a small space.

As seen on BBC Gardener’s World

Hand woven willow panels and hurdles provide privacy where needed and a sense of enclosure. The pebble pond at the centre of the garden recalls the shallows of the river while an Oase copper water bowl creates movement. The garden building walls are planted using Platypus living G-Wall panel systems and the roof with Pictorial Meadows wildflower turf both helping to blend building, garden and the landscape beyond. Hand-carved sculptural benches by Rhys Davis Woodcraft create natural perching places to take a break and enjoy the garden.

Interior Moodboard
Master Layout Plan
Planting Plan

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Plant List

Pond plants

Caltha palustris polypetala
Cardamine pratensis
Carex pseudocyperus
Geum rivale
Iris x robusta ‘Dark Aura’
Iris pseudacorus
Iris pseudacorus ‘Flore Plena’
Juncus ensifolius
Juncus inflexus
Lysimachia nummularia aurea
Myosotis scorpioides

Deep Water Plant
Ranunculus flammula
Ranunculus lingua Grandiflorus
Water hawthorn (Aponogeton Distachyos)

Ceratophyllum dermersum (Hornwort)

Allium schoenoprasum
Anthriscus sylvestris
Athyrium otoph Okanum
Asplenium scolopendrium
Blechnum spicant
Cenolophium denudatum
Dianthus barbatus Monksilver Black
Dianthus Purple Wedding
Festuca amethystina
Fritillaria meleagris
Hedera (ivy) [Mixed]
Iris robusta Gerald Darby
Juncus maritimus
Lamium maculatum White Nancy
Lychnis flos-cuculi
Lychnis flos-cuculi
Matteuccia struthiopteris
Osmunda regalis
Rosmarinus off. Foxtail
Scabiosa caucasica Perfecta Alba
Stachys byzantina (lanata/olympica)

Betula nigra multistem

Crataegus monogyna
Viburnum Opulus

© April House Garden Design