Four Seasons Hampshire
A series of architectural additions to the existing Grade I listed hotel has led to the requirement for several key external areas within the Grade I listed parkland & gardens to be improved, including the main entrance to the estate, entry drive and drop-off, and new restaurant gardens.
The masterplan proposals seek to embrace and integrate the existing veteran trees within the surrounding estate, to create a coherent arrival sequence and to provide enhanced views, vistas and orientation from the hotel. The new entrance vestibule, restaurant and terrace will benefit from small, subtle landscape interventions such as mown rides/paths, swathes of bulb planting and wildflower meadows to create a memorable English country estate setting.
The approach to the landscape design references Edwardian planting species, reintroduces historical water bodies and respects heritage vistas as researched from the national archives at The British Museum, The British Library and the V&A Drawings Collection. Further design inspiration for the landscape enhancements was taken from the Anglo Saxon meaning of Dogmersfield - “The field by the lake where the water lilies grow.”