A Quaker, named Francis Gibson, designed Bridge End Gardens in Saffron Walden as a series of interlocking ‘rooms’, each with its own unique vistas. Geometric swirls of box and closely clipped yew form a sunken parterre in the Dutch Garden with a classical pavilion above. The Wilderness is a shady grove, designed for wandering and reflection, as you consider your path through a whirling hedge maze, re-planted in 1984 with over a thousand young yews. In its centre is a viewing platform with views over the maze and the Essex countryside.
Yet it is an octagonal summerhouse, the perfect backdrop to a picnic, nestled beneath an old cedar on a traditional English summerhouse lawn, surrounded by leafy beds of herbaceous perennials, mature shrubs and trees, that captured the Moorcroft designer’s heart as she depicted it soaring into blazing colbalt blues with curves and linage leaving imprints of a maze. In so doing, Emma has created a design in the round with curious twists and turns, geometric forms in a never-ending swirl, to hold this English idyll under glaze.
The design is by Emma Bossons FRSA and will be a limited edition of just 15 pieces.
The shape is a 393/7, which is 17.5cm in height.
A 3-4 week lead time is needed for each order.