Project: Stone House on a Hill
Location: Crimscote Hill House
Skills: Landscape Design, Garden Design
This newly built and stunning Cotswold Stone House proudly stands at the top of a hill close to Stratford upon Avon with wonderful and far-reaching views over the local country side.
The house grounds began as a building site, the previous property having been demolished with only the original garden remaining. The house interior is furnished in a contemporary style and the owners wished to reflect this into the overall design. Their requirements were to include a rill in the main garden that could be viewed from the entrance hall.
The garden sloped up from the house towards the fields beyond so new levels were established to form terraces and raised planting beds. A central rill was constructed with water flowing down from an upper bowl fountain into two lower pools with bell fountains, towards the house below. The walls and steps were built in stone to compliment the buildings. The grounds were divided into areas by hornbeam hedges to provide interest, to shield the adjacent fields and to give protection from the harsh winter winds.
Each garden was given a different colour accent; the main garden, apricots and warm pinks, the long garden blues and yellows, the herb garden lavender and the rose garden burnt oranges.
At the front of the property Sue created and planted a pool garden to blend with a new wild flower meadow, swathes of grasses to blow in the wind compliment flowers of soft creams and whites.
This beautiful garden was constructed over a two year period. It has now matured, the wide borders are now filled with tall evergreen shrubs for winter accent and softened with massed plantings of colourful perennials and gentle grasses.
We have been impressed throughout with Sue’s vision and creativity and the structured approach which ensured the project was delivered on time and on budget. We now enjoy our beautiful gardens with on-going seasonal changes throughout the year. We would have no hesitation in recommending Sue and her team to carry out any landscaping project.
Mr & Mrs G Wright Crimscote Hill House, 2012.
This garden has been awarded the National Best Large Garden by the Association of Professional Landscapers constructed by The Garden Makers Banbury.