Masters of Design: Anthony Paul

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Masters of Design: Anthony Paul, Thinking Outside the Boxwood

 

 

 

“The way a garden sits in its landscape is my main concern. I sometimes feel that I fill in the foreground like a stage, and the background is done by a far bigger hand than mine…”

–  Anthony Paul,

 

Website:  http://www.anthonypaullandscapedesign.com/ all photo are located there

Masters of Design: Anthony Paul, Thinking Outside the Boxwood Masters of Design: Anthony Paul, Thinking Outside the Boxwood

Recognized style:  Contemporary design of restrained, natural perennial plantings which enhance the grander landscape. I admire his designs of hillsides and mass blocking of plantings.  He often uses natives in the design, but not in the native planting style. Also his use of decking and water provide a contemporary relief to the plantings.

Masters of Design: Anthony Paul, Thinking Outside the Boxwood Masters of Design: Anthony Paul, Thinking Outside the Boxwood Masters of Design: Anthony Paul, Thinking Outside the Boxwood

 

 

 

Paul often designs the containers for each project and uses their placement in the design to highlight scale. In many of his designs he includes a decking plinth under the container, which I have not seen used before. Masters of Design: Anthony Paul, Thinking Outside the Boxwood Masters of Design: Anthony Paul, Thinking Outside the Boxwood Masters of Design: Anthony Paul, Thinking Outside the Boxwood

 

I also admire Paul’s use of circles in his design. For decking to containers and water features.

Masters of Design: Anthony Paul, Thinking Outside the Boxwood

Masters of Design: Anthony Paul, Thinking Outside the Boxwood

 

Accolades:  Torsanlorenzo International Prize 2009 1st prize for a private garden, FRANCE. (image below)

Masters of Design: Anthony Paul, Thinking Outside the Boxwood

 

Gardens of Note: The Black & White Cottage and Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden  is Anthony Paul’s personal garden with his wife Hannah Peschar. The garden combines their mastery in horticulture and sculpture into one garden. Open to the public in Surrey.

Masters of Design: Anthony Paul, Thinking Outside the Boxwood

 

Additional Reading: Paul is the author of four books, all of which are out of print. I have a copy of his “The Garden Design Book” in the mail, and will be adding “Creative Ideas for Small Gardens” and “Designing with Trees” to my next Amazon order.