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Large Cotswold Country Garden

Domestic

Journey through the garden

Family home on the edge of the Cotswolds.
Here we have created a large family patio outside the kitchen for dining and sunbathing, from here paths lead off to a gorgeous timber pergola planted with yellow roses and pale blue clematis or into a beautiful formal garden with a large urn as a centre piece. The journey through the garden continues down new stone steps to the terraced lawns.
There is also a smaller terrace for the evening sun outside the lounge and a path at the side of the house which is laid to shingle (due to very shallow foundations) and planted with alpines.
The formal front garden is planted with pink roses, standard hollies, blue asters and lavender to edge the paths.
Other works have included taking out an enormous mature conifer hedge to let in more light and open up views to the hills beyond and a smaller conifer hedge to create a visual link into the pony paddock from the house.

Development

The previously sloping lawn was terraced to provide a large flat area of grass for ball games and an orchard at the lowest level, the banks have been planted with wildflowers.
As many existing trees as possible were retained for a sense of maturity.