David and Hilary Hide’s Garden in Jesmond, Newcastle
David and Hilary were initially attracted by the garden’s south facing aspect and have completely redesigned the garden in the 25 years they have lived at the property. A large rockery is the major feature, created using stone excavated from the garden.
They have a preference for foliage plants which give a long season of interest, seeing flowers as a bonus while acers and silver birch around the perimeter help to create privacy. There is a strong structure of fastigiate yews framing the Victorian greenhouse which was restored and seamlessly enlarged in 2012 to provide an alpine house, potting shed and seating area from which to enjoy the garden.
David and Hilary have since moved from this house and garden, now with a smaller garden that they continue to cram with plants.