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Another Cotswold garden completed

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Another Cotswold garden completed

What an entrance! I had lunch in this beautiful Cotswold garden this week thanks to my very kind clients Norman & Zoe. It was a gloriously sunny day & the views were spectacular. Zoe is also a very talented cook so – how lucky am I?

When I first went to look at the project the listed Tudor cottage was shrouded by scaffolding & plastic sheeting & the new subterranean portion of the house still underway. The levels were all over the place & my clients were doing battle with the planners. Here’s my first view of it…

They wanted to use corten steel & create an amphitheatre beside the new extension but I had to also ensure that any contemporary ideas worked comfortably beside this very pretty Tudor cottage.A wild flower meadow was on their wish list as was a planted orchard, terraces, unspoiled views & a water feature. I love a challenge so set to work.

My drawing for this Cotswoldscheme incorporating a corten steel amphitheatre & pretty cottage gardenHere’s a shot showing my sketch for the Tudor cottage garden & the reality – well done Guy of Emotive Landscapes for doing such a great job!

A sketch of my proposal & the real garden underwayIt was a really tricky one to design as there were difficult levels to manage but hats off to the team who built it – a fantastic job that I’m delighted to have been part of…

Zoe absolutely loves colour so I had to really think hard when considering the planting plan. Guy has added his flair & look at the result…

Norman sourced this fabulous fire bowl which works on a remote control. It’s a beautiful thing – a work of art really!

What a great spot!


Until next time

Jo - my name written by Jo Alderson Phillips