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 Adam Architects, the semi-circle of balustraded steps and planted landings lead down to sheltered terraces, which contain an elaborate arrangement of rill pools, water spouts and falls.
Constructed from a unique combination of Portland, Caithness and York stones, the design is detailed with panels of locally blended Dunton bricks, and ornamented with flints, tile creasing and patterned black and white pebbles. A pair of Parisian stone dogs in niches stand guard to each side of the central, circular recessed pool.
This stylish, intensely private space, laid out beyond the mansion’s indoor swimming pool, provides the perfect combination of sheltered sunny terrace and shaded cool corners for elegant outdoor living. Concealed from the surrounding terraces, the new garden exemplifies the finely crafted quality of early 20th-century design, and its audible water features glimmer in daylight and sparkle when lit up at night.
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 ...
Colvin & Moggridge work in partnership with ecologists at Buttersteep House, Surrey.
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, ...