Anouska Hempel has created striking gardens and landscapes for the houses and hotels she has designed in Austria, Italy, Liechtenstein, Morocco, Brazil and Chile, as well as the first Minimalist Garden in London, the garden square she laid out at The Hempel hotel.
Her gardens are renowned for their exquisite Japanese layering of box trees, bays, hornbeams, ligistrum and myrtle, used in profusion.
Hempel Garden Square
In this London square, the Anouska Hempel team gave a once chaotic London space a sense of structure and discipline - and deep serenity. The Japanese-influenced, minimalist characteristics of the Hempel itself were reflected in finely structured broad bands; the use of green and white; immaculately racked gravels; and three sensational dark green square ponds edged in white Portland stone. A work that is simple, strong - yet with a gentleness which is in sympathy with the hotel's original facade.
Japanese discipline is in congress with Italianate flamboyance in this English garden, in which box, privet and pots with herbs shape spaces into individual rooms, bringing the aromatic essence of the house into the garden - and vice versa. Beyond is an extraordinary Orangery, with a forty foot indoor pool - and a floor which, in a 17th century conceit, mirrors the back of the house. A garden to revel in, for its wit and its very own richness.
These gardens provide a ravishing yet intricate composition of exceptional harmony, enticing one to dwell on each detail. One enters down an elongated vista, through perfect formal avenues of white horse chestnut – to a Queen Anne moated house which has been bedded into the landscape with grace by the designer. These gardens intermix influences with fluidity and assurance; the formal precision of the Japanese; quintessentially English topiary and vegetable gardens; hedges of yew; everywhere, green on green on green.
A project expertly thought out, executed and controlled: the gardens bordering, circumscribing and complementing this Palladian house with its minimalist interior are designed to form a homogenous whole, adding majestically to its grandeur. With planting to suit a severe mountain climate, the landscape team at Anouska Hempel Design has introduced formal topiary and hedging of geometric precision, with visual disciplines which are designed, refined and repeated to create long walkways and avenues, vistas and focal points.
A public memorial garden to Princess Margaret, at the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford University; with its complex & bold planting, symmetrical pools of water & central sundial, it fosters a monastic & contemplative ambience. Anouska Hempel reveals the lighter reminders of the princess - tweaks of eccentricity & the quixotic punctuate the design.The personality of the princess shines through to create a strong legacy that says: 'if you want to know what Princess Margaret was like, sit here, by the sundial & look around.'
ANOUSKA HEMPEL EVENTS
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