uniquely personal landscapes

The official private opening of Old Alresford House Gardens.

June the 14th marked an important day for our long standing clients Mike Hall and Shuna MacKillop of Old Alresford House in Hampshire. The creation and restoration of their Grade II listed park and gardens, which we’d worked on together for 8 years, was complete. The house was READ MORE
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Colvin & Moggridge return to Cherkley Court.

Cherkley Court is the former country residence of Lord Beaverbrook, an influential press magnate and political broker with close connections to Winston Churchill, who spent so much time at Cherkley that he was given his own room. In April 2011 Longshot Limited acquired the READ MORE
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Visitor centre masterplan for Stowe landscape gardens.

Our landscape masterplan for the restoration of the New Inn at Stowe, the National Trust’s newly opened visitor entrance to this unique 18th-century landscape garden, combines exacting parking provision for over 400 vehicles within a former quarry, with detailed design of READ MORE
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Jardines de Alfabia.

Whilst on our Mallorcan practice field trip three of us made the short journey from Palma towards Sóller to find the gardens of Alfabia. Located at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains the house, gardens and orchard form a complex that dates back to the Arab era of Mallorca. READ MORE
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Uniquely personal landscapes need uniquely personal plants.

Every winter we team up with Barcham Trees and head south to Italy. Our aim: to select beautiful specimen trees and shrubs, as well as fine quality pleached and topiary sets for practice projects. The Pistoia region of Tuscany contains over 1000 nurseries, with some growers READ MORE

Landscape study Palma, Mallorca.

This year’s practice field trip took us all to Palma, Mallorca and its hinterland to study the architecture, cityscape, gardens and natural landscape. Palma, with its rich historic and modern design detail, proved a fertile territory for our usual challenges to staff to READ MORE

Colvin & Moggridge help secure planning permission for reinstatement of missing country house.

Alderbrook Park is an important country estate located in the Metropolitan Green Belt and the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This wonderful ancient landscape was first enriched by architect Norman Shaw in the 1880s and then by the garden design of Percy S READ MORE
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Art and Nature: an idyllic marriage.

Great landscape design includes an appreciation and understanding of landscape as a setting for art. At its best, such design allows art and nature to work together: they seamlessly fuse, each perfectly complimenting the other. The placement of outdoor sculpture gives meaning to READ MORE

Brenda Colvin – A Career in Landscape by Trish Gibson.

Brenda Colvin was not a self-publicist.  She was more http://thespyexpert.com/ interested in doing great work and, as founder member and president of the Landscape Institute, fighting to ensure that landscape architects be involved from the very start – not called in as ‘exterior READ MORE
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