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.
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