Downlands was new to Petersham Open Gardens in 2016 and so I was particularly keen to see it. My interest had been piqued by walking past the entrance (at the end of Petersham Close) many times over the years and wondering what was behind the gate.
This was another garden that a new owner had done substantial work to reclaim it and with considerable success. The garden was designed to sit in and enjoy with careful planting and convenient seating. It was a simple design but it just worked very well.