Country house garden near Lüneburg

VIEW OF GREENERY

Concept

An outdated orchard, two fish ponds surrounded by willows, and a site that slopes steeply down towards a stream, however with an unobstructed view of the landscape near Lüneburg: these were the theme-based “finds” that inspired the garden design. The clients specified that they would like the design to be puristical like the modern country house with its two outbuildings, spacious and representative, however also easy to maintain without external help.

As a result, an entrée was created, which cited a Japanese garden framed by hedges and disguised the difference in height in comparison to the street, a linden tree, all interspersed with hydrangeas. The counterpart to the garden is formed by a large terrace with wooden flooring, which provides a view across the garden into the countryside.

The topography was selectively revised. The large fish pond, which was also a bathing lake, was shifted more in view of the terrace by means of an inclining lawn while a wooden terrace by the water was transformed into a bathing jetty. The excavated earth was piled up to form an entrenchment or an earth sculpture, crowned with a rondel of hedges as a potential location for an observatory. The existing trees were selectively pruned and the view into the surrounding landscape was given a framework. The meadow was accentuated with early-blooming crocus blossoms and by selective mowing, it has become an ever-changing scenery in front of the living spaces.

Client

Private client

Project period

1997-2000

Size

5.875 m²

Type

Parks & gardens

Location

Germany

Realisation

WES & Partner

Partners

gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Hamburg
Maxie Strauch, Landschaftsarchitektin, Hamburg

Photos

Jürgen Holzenleuchter

Project pictures

WES-Landhausgarten-bei-Lueneburg-03-Zugang-Garten-Foto-Juergen-Holzenleuchter
WES-Landhausgarten-bei-Lueneburg-04-Terrasse-Foto-Juergen-Holzenleuchter
WES-Landhausgarten-bei-Lueneburg-05-Bluete-Foto-Juergen-Holzenleuchter
WES-Landhausgarten-bei-Lueneburg-07-Holzdeck-Sternenwarte-Foto-Juergen-Holzenleuchter
WES-Landhausgarten-bei-Lueneburg-08-Steg-Badeteich-Foto-Juergen-Holzenleuchter

Awards

Publications

 

 

1. Prize

Die schönsten Hausgärten

Zeitschrift HÄUSER, 2004

Lüneburg

Landhausgarten

Book

Moderne Gärten

Callwey Verlag, 2009

Author: Elke von Radziewsky

Landhausgarten bei Lüneburg

Project presentation