uniquely personal landscapes

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 Gardens Scheme and this year they’ll open Sunday May 3rd. This photograph shows our bulb lawn awash with Anemone blanda, READ MORE

Hal Moggridge talks Brenda Colvin.

Colvin’s archive, donated by Hal Moggridge back in February 2014, now resides at MERL (the Museum of English Rural Life). MERL is part of the University of Reading and was most recently the location for a talk by Hal Moggridge on the subject of Brenda Colvin. Hal’s talk READ MORE
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William Morris’s Cotswolds garden featured in Country Life.

“Heaven on earth” was how William Morris described his home at Kelmscott Manor. The restoration of this magical cottage garden, led by Colvin & Moggridge, began in the 1990’s.  Now complete, this Country Life feature provides a fascinating insight into the READ MORE
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London’s green spaces. Pocket parks: the design challenge.

A talk, delivered by Marcus Shields as part of a recent TFL / Urban Design seminar, addressed this current, critical urban landscape design challenge. Open space within the city is a limited thus valuable resource. Consequently, the existing policy framework aims to provide READ MORE

Innovative placement of new classical country house in disused railway embankment clinches NPPF Para 55 planning permission.

Building a new house in the open countryside is virtually impossible. The only glimmer of hope: Para 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Para 55 bypasses the stringent planning legislation by permitting only the building of new houses considered to be READ MORE
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Cherkley Court wins court appeal with unanimous decision.

The Court of Appeal has overturned the decision of the High Court to quash the Planning Permission granted to Cherkley Court by Mole Valley District Council. Three Court of Appeal Judges unanimously agreed that the High Court quashing order should be set aside. Cherkley Court is READ MORE
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Our first landscape film: 20 years in the Royal Parks.

In January 2013, the opportunity to work with film director Will Woodward coincided with our desire to do something special to mark our 20-year association with the Royal Parks. The result was a year-long collaboration and our first landscape film: “20 Years in the Royal READ MORE
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A water rill & woodland hosta garden.

Our landscape design for this private, Cheshire garden will expand the existing Hosta Glade, which Colvin and Moggridge created in 2004. This new phase of construction and planting will use water, vegetation, paths and considered views to elegantly link the house, terraces and READ MORE

Restoration of damaged site.

Colvin and Moggridge, in partnership with the land owner, DeLoitte and Landmark Chambers, have submitted a Masterplan for the development of the Charles Hill Nursery site near Farnham, Surrey. The project, currently at outline application stage, aims to replace the commercial READ MORE
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