Waterside Garden in Hayling Island

Chunky blocks of Purbeck Stone with clumps of Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ in between create an attractive end to the garden. Eryngiums and Hebe topiaria add form

An architecturally designed beach house looks out to sea with a surrounding deck used to sit and enjoy the views

Groups of thrift and eryngium act as a colourful and salt tolerant addition to the front line planting.


When we first went to visit this garden in the winter of 2013, it was freezing and bleak. The sea winds gusted in and, although the views were wonderful, the garden was nothing more than a blank canvas: this is great in our books!


The client wanted a very natural, organic looking garden with some boulders close to the sea. We had to maintain both her and her neighbours’ beautiful coastal views, so tall planting along one side of the boundary was discouraged.