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Cotswold Garden with Rooms

By Henley on Thames Garden Designer Jo Alderson Phillips. This garden was inspired by the wonderful Hidcote - not too far from the clients' home.

They wanted a garden of rooms so each room created was colour themed & lead naturally to the next.

Cotswold garden with rooms jo wilde

Image 1 details the classic Cotswold planting & shows the path that leads around the property from one room to the next.

Cotswold garden with rooms jo wilde

Image 2 details the duck egg blue curved trellis that screens the car parking & really looks great against the Cotswold stone of the house - particularly when covered in scented flowers !

Cotswold garden with rooms jo wilde

Image 3 shows a couple of the old terracotta urns we bought & used as water features within the dining courtyard. These are easy to maintain & always look good - ideal for this couple as it was their weekend retreat !

Cotswold garden with rooms jo wilde

The final image 4 shows the path to the front of the house. This garden really suits the house & its owners, it is interesting 12 months of the year due to a good structure, lots of thought & good planting.

Plants included are as follows - Acer rubrum 'Columnare'.Berberis atropurpurea 'Nana'. Cotinus coggygria 'Royal purple', Lime green tulips - 'Spring green viridiflora,· Salix hastata 'Wehrhahnii', - Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'. Yew topiary either side of path - Taxus baccata. - Rose - Harkness Dublin bay ( deep red to link with hedge)& / or 'Parkdirektor riggers'. Clematis - 'Niobe' , Climbers over arch by house - Roses - Harkness Felicite - perpetue' & 'Reine Victoria' (soft pinks to link with house & lavender - scented) or 'Constance spry' (richer pink), Clematis florida 'Sieboldii' ( creamy petals & purple centres to link with lavender), Echinops Ritro'veitch's blue', Acanthus mollis,· Hebe cupressoides . Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue spire', Allium globemaster giant, Allium azureum, Brachyglottis Monroi 'Sunshine, Artemesia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen', Eryngium bourgatii 'Oxford Blue', Rosmarinus officinalis, Standard laurus nobilis, Ilex crenata 'latifolia' ,Wisteria sinensis 'prolific',Acanthus mollis, Viburnum tinus, Ornithogalum narbonense, Allium Azureum & Camassia esculenta," Cornus controversa 'variegata'. Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Robbiae' Pachysandra terminalis, Ligustrum ovalifolium aureuola, Garrya 'James Roof', Griselinia littoralis 'variegata' , Choisya ternata 'Sundance, Euphorbia characias, Helleborus lividus corsicus, Euonymus fortunei 'Silver Queen', Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Limelight',· Lilium regale & candidum, Pittosporum tobira

Designed by Jo Alderson Phillips

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