Clive has been designing a new parterre in the West Wing Garden. A "parterre" is a formal garden construction on a level surface consisting of planting beds edged in tightly clipped hedging. Strictly speaking a parterre will feature gravel paths, but in this garden we might maintain the grass paths.
Marking out the parterre with bricks before planting the dwarf Box, Buxus sempervirens suffriticosa, that will form the final design is enabling this garden to be created with a high degree of geometric precision.
This parterre will be such a strong feature that perhaps we should change the name of this garden to The Parterre Garden? To see more about this garden on our website click here