Shepherd House, Inveresk, is the home of Sir Charles and Lady Ann Fraser, and has been recognised as one of the best small gardens in Scotland. A highly unique and personal garden, it was designed entirely by its owners and has evolved organically over the years. It draws on many elements from other gardens, all of which have been skilfully synthesised with an artist’s appreciation of colour, texture and form.
The garden’s water features consist of a central rill connecting a fish pond with a statue at one end to a raised pool with fountain jets at the top of the garden. Although very beautiful, these features were built a considerable time ago and as a result are quite difficult to manage and maintain. Sir Charles and Lady Ann Fraser contacted us to ask us to renovate them and ensure the efficient flow of water from the pool up to the fountain and back down again via the rill.
As a result we drained and sealed the bottom pool as well as replanting it. The top up tank was reordered and the fountain jets reconnected. We cleaned the top pool and sealed parts of the rill.
Now, all of the fountain jets work properly and the water circulates around the garden without significant leaks. As a result these beautiful water elements continue to function as intended. We believe that no water system is too old, difficult or complex to be renovated, and we are proud to have contributed to the workings of such a unique and beautiful garden.
Shepherd House has various open days throughout the year. See their website for details: http://shepherdhousegarden.co.uk