2012 Bradstone Assured Poet's Retreat

Bradstone Assured Poet's Retreat

The Poet’s Retreat tries to recreate the mood and feel of yesteryear when writers sought inspiration in the solitude of garden rooms, set within the more formal gardens of large country houses.

The Poet’s Retreat isn’t really a garden at all. It’s a garden within a garden, or rather a garden room that is a small but integral part of, and entrance to, a larger garden. The garden takes the visitor on a gentle stroll back through time to a period in English literature when writers often sought inspiration in the quiet secluded corners of country gardens. The tranquil hush of Nature stimulating the creative juices and setting free the Muse within. The Poet’s Retreat recreates this writer’s sanctuary of days gone by. A literary haven to escape to, a place where the imagination can roam.

Silver Medal winner!

This stunning, pretty and secluded Poet’s Retreat garden  featuring Bradstone Old Town paving is a collaboration between Ralph Nichols and Ben Johns and has been installed by Bradstone Assured approved installer, Bespoke Landscapes Limited.

Ralph is one half of Linda and Ralph Gardening, a small and growing organic nursery in Hampshire. Ralph has designed several medal winning show gardens over recent years. Ben is a garden designer and proprietor of Bespoke Landscapes, a landscaping company set up in 2002, working throughout Hampshire and the southern counties.

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