Tomato Growers Heaven
Mark’s family home on the Isle of Wight was one of his earliest projects; a very special garden where memories of his own childhood are now revisited through nieces, nephews and his own children. The house meets the garden through two sunken terraces, created to provide family seating areas on this steeply sloping site.
From the main terrace a reclaimed brick path winds around the house leading to a secret courtyard given away by the sound of water trickling down the reclaimed granite sleeper into the fish pond below. Mown paths meander through the meadow that sweeps up to the tomato greenhouse, a reflection back to the old family business and Mark’s beginnings in horticulture.
With sweet peas growing up the outside and a tomato harvest within, this garden embraces the countryside in which it sits and flourishes with life and the sounds of grandchildren.