An exciting refurbishment of the interiors and gardens of Buttersteep House has been completed since the Autumn of last year.
New elements include a rose garden, a pond with cascade and ornamental gazebo, a kitchen garden with glasshouse, and the reinstatement of footpaths and a tennis court. The extensive clearance of rhododendron and scrub has imaginatively opened up garden areas to create wildflower drifts, woodland meadow and herbaceous borders around the principal lawn.
In concert with ecologists, the landscape scheme adopted a particularly sensitive approach to the existing tree canopy of the site’s Crown Estate location, most significantly to mitigate impacts on the existing bat population. A relocation license was successfully submitted to Natural England and a new garden store built to compensate for loss of habitat.
Country House, Ireland
Work is in progress on a scheme to improve the entrance to a listed Georgian farmhouse in rural Ireland. The old cattle grid and ill-fitting gates ...
Little Peacocks in full Spring bloom.
Come Spring Little Peacocks, the Gloucestershire practice garden, bursts into bloom. The gardens open to the public once a year as part of the National ...
'Arts and Crafts' for the 21st-century.
Our renovation of early 20th-century Arts and Crafts gardens around a Hampshire mansion includes a new sunken pool garden. Designed and detailed in partnership with ...