Country Life UK|May 27, 2020
'Integrating wild and cultivated, this garden has woven its way into its surroundings'
Jackie and Will Michelmore faced all these issues in 2002 when they moved into their new home, The Lookout, on the Exe estuary. The view is not over open water, but their garden has a long south-westerly fetch for the wind, so they get everything a gale can throw at them. The coming and going of the tide dominates—there is either a stretch of water or a wide expanse of mudflats in view.
Yet although the garden the Michelmores have made does have a shelterbelt, it embraces the coast in a way that is surprisingly rare. In its selection of plants, and its repetition of them, it feels like a very un-British garden (northern Californian, perhaps?), but in the way it integrates garden and landscape, wild and cultivated, natural and managed, this garden has woven its way into its surroundings like no other.
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May 27, 2020