We designed and constructed this stunning Natural Pool and its surrounding water garden in 2015.
It forms a link between the formal gardens and rolling wildflower meadows to provide an oasis for a busy family who were keen to encourage wildlife.
An exciting project, firstly, we designed a natural pool as focal point for a fun outdoor living space, with a diving deck and paving for dining and relaxing.
The pool is simple and expansive. A 6m x 15m swim zone, perfect for swimming lengths, with a paved shallow end and steps leading out to a gently shelving beach with views across the water to the lakes below.
The beach has decorative boulders and water flows back into the pool from surface skimmers via a millstone.
We designed the surrounding garden with a loose, naturalistic planting scheme around the water, with walkways through borders, opening onto secluded mown picnic areas, with vistas out to the rolling countryside.
After constructing and installing the natural pool we set about improving and preparing the ground for soft landscaping.
We designed and planted the borders with a loose, naturalistic feel, flowers for pollinators and seedheads for the birds, with over 2700 perennials and grasses, specimen trees and shrubs, easy to look after and attractive all year.
Finally, we sowed a perennial flower meadow, with long flowering season, linking the pool garden with the surrounding wildflower meadows.
The pool and garden changes with the seasons, is a haven for wildlife and sits beautifully under the big Lincolnshire skies like sky mirror.