Lavenham, Suffolk 


The wonderful Churchyard of St Peter and St Paul's Church in the Suffolk village of Lavenham. The size and extravagance of the church seems out of scale with the rest of the village – a reflection of the wealth of the town due to the booming wool trade of the time.

The churchyard features some impressive buxus forms, a wonderful example of how sculptural and somehow playful repeated use of a single form, and in this case, single species, can be. The progression of buxus balls vary in size slightly and uniformly line the paths in the graveyard, with the gravestones hidden and revealed as you wander through. The setting for the church is surreal, it seems to float on a cloud of green form afar, up close the grandeur of the building is enhanced by the buxus flanked path leading your eye towards the main entrance.