The Cotswold Garden

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Cotswold stone walling is used as a backdrop and main framework to the design, which is inspired by Cotswold gardens and landscapes. These elements provide two defined areas for dining and relaxing, providing a usable and relaxing space for the family.

At a glance:

Who is this garden for? 
The garden would be designed for those who enjoy family time and entertaining friends.
Where is the garden set?  
The garden is set in the Cotswolds, as part of a larger garden which looks out over the surrounding landscape.
Who or what is the design inspiration?
To celebrate Graduate Gardeners 50th anniversary in 2024, using materials and design detailing that are synonymous with the company’s work, have been used, creating a space that has layers of interest with the use of sympathetic materials.

The terrace uses Yorkstone paving and treads for the steps, Yorkstone setts are used for the seating area, materials which are classically seen in the Cotswolds. A timber pergola, set on staddle stones (stone feet), sits over the upper terrace, creating the feel of an outdoor room. A natural spring runs down from a stone domed feature, through the garden and into the stream that runs through the meadow.

Key sustainability points:

  • The garden design avoids using curves, this reduces the amount of cutting and therefore wastage. Where possible the design works to full size units, again to avoid wastage
  • All materials and plants will be reused on our other projects. All mortar and foundations will be recycled
  • The garden uses indigenous walling stone and paving to the UK, which is more sustainable with less of a carbon footprint
  • The border planting and meadow would provide habits for wildlife, including plenty of flowers for pollinating insects

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