Poolside Relaxation; Oxshott, Surrey

  • Designer – Raine Garden Design
  • Planting Design – Raine Garden Design
  • Hard & Soft Landscaping – Bushy Business Ltd
  • Awards – APL Awards 2022 Finalist


The large garden needed a strong connection to the luxurious interior of the home. The existing terrace around the pool needed enlarging and more colour, structure and interest to lift the flat garden and invigorate it with life.

Buff coloured Porcelain paving had Porcelain timber style planks laid into them linking the two ends of the paving and creating a vista from the kitchen/ dining space and a future link to a secondary phase. Large specimen Catalpa’s flank either side of the paving by the house, Pleached Carpinus provide height and structure at the end of the pool, domes of Yew and Beech are dotted along linking the grasses and the refrained palette of herbaceous planting to give real summer impact in whites, blues, and purples. The large expanses of red brick house walls were cloaked in training wires and wrapped in climbers to soften them and help bring the garden right up to the house.