Cotswold Country House Garden Design Project

Approaching the house down the drive

Approaching the house down the drive

Project One

Project One at this Cotswold country house garden design project was to rejuvenate the existing borders by removing unwanted plants and replanting with traditional English garden perennials and shrubs.

Campanula persicifolia with a double Opium Poppy

Campanula persicifolia with a double Opium Poppy

The single petalled pink Opium Poppy

The single petalled pink Opium Poppy

The rose covered pergola leading to the swimming pool on the East side of the garden.

The rose and clematis covered pergola leading to the swimming pool on the East side of the garden.

 

Project Two

The west side of the garden before the Cotswold Country House Project began

The west side of the garden before the Cotswold Country House Project began

The Scaled Garden Design Plan

The Scaled Garden Design Plan

The first major project in this garden was to make room for a new kitchen extension on the West side of the house with an adjoining lawn for entertaining in the evening sun. This very private area also houses the hot tub which takes advantage of the stunning valley views.

The original ground level of this garden came up to the first floor windows of the house and there was a large mixed hedge in the middle of the lawn with another very overgrown hedge on the boundary line.

Extensive excavations took place with some of the spoil being used to create new levels on the south facing front lawns.The remaining ground around the new kitchen was supported by Cotswold stone walling built by local craftsmen. The borders will be planted up during 2013/2014

The new kitchen should be completed by the Autumn of 2012.As the house is a grade 11 listed building the new kitchen could not be made in the traditional way with Cotswold stone walls. The style and design had to be different enough so as not to be confused with the original building whilst blending with it.

Cotswold drystone walls

Cotswold drystone walls

Removing the old hedges

Removing the old hedges

Preparing for the new lawn

Preparing for the new lawn

The west side of the garden now

The west side of the garden now

Making use of the borders before the kitchen arrives

Making use of the borders before the kitchen arrives

All the digging out is now complete, the walls are built and the lawn is laid.

The smaller beds around the kitchen will be used for soft fruit and salad crops.

The herb bed will be next to the BBQ area on the new terrace.

The larger beds will be planted up with all year round flowering shrubs for scent and screening.

As this is an ongoing project this garden will be updated as and when the new projects are completed.