Ed Ambler Gardens

A private client

The family had recently renovated their beautiful Arts and Crafts house in the Cotswolds, they wanted to open up the garden changing a series of unresolved disconnected areas, much of which had been neglected for many years; opening the space around the house to give better views and a sense of flow around the house by removing walls, trees, old hedges and digging out the banks that came close up to the house.

They asked for a lower maintenance garden better suited for their young family and entertaining friends; one where the house was best presented and had a more contemporary feel, whilst retaining it’s essential Cotswold charm.

New walls were built, doorways, gates and steps to connect the various levels and spaces, with sweeping lawns linking around the house without interruption. Pleached hornbeams, yews, and box made new hedges to provide shape and privacy, whilst framing views over the valley and woods below the property.

Terraces linked by steps and seating areas break up the large open sloping lawns with fruit trees making a new orchard area with borders of grasses and perennials to soften the new stone faced retaining and give all year round visual interest.


Michelle Binde Design
Mick Peacey