Ed Ambler Gardens offers a complete dry stone building service. We build garden walls, retaining walls, terraces, steps, seating, archways, gateways, garden beds, rockeries and ponds and water features. We use local stone chosen from whichever quarry best suits the project, or we source salvaged, reclaimed stone to blend seamlessly into existing structures; whichever you choose, we will help you to source and buy, then build sympathetic and beautiful additions to your garden. If you want to create a more contemporary look, we are very happy to design, suggest, source and work with any material you wish to use; the possibilities are only limited by imagination.
I am always happy to discuss your proposal with you, offering ideas and suggestions to help you achieve exactly what you want.
Here in the Cotswolds dry stone work is a part of our shared historic landscape which adds character and style to our homes and gardens. Dry stone boundary walls, terraces, seating, archways, etc. add beauty and value to your garden and property.
Most of the walls we see throughout the region were built in the 18th or 19th century. Some Neolithic examples of dry stone work still exist, notably at Belas Knap long barrow, near Winchcombe, and Hetty Peglers Tump, a burial chamber near Nympsfield. All are made with locally sourced stone, which was laid down 170 million years ago during the Jurassic period. This oolitic limestone provides the variety of mellow colours and character, from the warm honey tones in the north, through various greys, to the pale stone in the south.