THE COLLECTOR EARL’S GARDEN

 

A garden designed by Julian and Isabel Bannerman with Russell Taylor Architects as executive architects. Russell Taylor is the appointed architect at Arundel Castle.

The site of nearly one acre was originally a walled kitchen garden but for the last 40 years it was a dreary car park. The fear that new work in an historic setting will be visually objectionable often leads to a policy of self-effacing minimalism. The collector Earl’s Garden repudiates such timidity and succeeds by bold invention based on historical knowledge.