Monochrome planted structure

Winter allows us to consider well the structure that can be created using planting. Trees and hedges trimmed into shape become walls in fully formed outdoor rooms. 

Add snow in bleak February and colour is drained from yew, laurel and grass, only the hornbeam retains its copper colour in what is otherwise a monochrome landscape. 

The inclusion of a narrow stone path leading to a simple obelisk provides a focal point and draws you deep into  the garden space.