Tony Ridler's Garden
Formal garden in an urban location hidden behind a terraced house on the western outskirts of Swansea.
The garden is divided by densely planted hedges and painted walls to create small compartments with unexpected vistas.
Established yew, sculpted into strong architectural shapes and clipped blocks of box topiary are repeated throughout the garden.
“One of Britain's most compelling modern formal gardens, a delightful essay in the subtle use of balance, form and structure, and all in half of an acre. Don't expect masses of flowers but be ready to learn many a lesson in how to design a garden.” STEPHEN ANDERTON
“what a treat” SIR ROY STRONG
“ordered elegant look” ALAN TICHMARSH - LOVE YOUR GARDEN
“Few gardens have such a strong sense of theatre as this bold terraced garden” LIZ POTTER, GARDEN ANSWERS
“an extraordinary labyrinth of a garden in just half an acre” CLARE FOSTER - HOUSE & GARDEN
“quirky, fun and beautifully designed”JOE SWIFT - GARDENER'S WORLD