• reflecting pool and summerhouse in Manor House garden
  • Coswold manor house lawns & stone retaining walls
  • yorkstone and flint cobbled terrace outside manor house
  • bench on marquee lawn in country house garden
  • Herbaceous border with Nepeta by Chameleon Design
  • herbaceous borders in Gloucestershire country garden
  • stone built raised beds in Cotswold garden
  • Yew hedging framing views through the garden
  • West facing terrace outside Cotswold country house
  • looking through arched pergolas to Glade Garden in Gloucestershire
  • Spring flowers in the Glade Garden in the Cotswolds
  • Cotswold stone walls and steps in country house estate
  • view through arched pergola beside stone potting shed
  • timber trellis and obelisks in Gloucestershire country garden
  • Floxgloves and London Pride in planting by Rose Lennard

Gloucestershire Manor

This steeply sloping garden surrounding a historic Cotswold manor house has been completely redesigned as part of a complex programme of building works over a period of several years. Chameleon Design was entrusted with the challenge of remaining sensitive to the history and character of the site and its rural landscape setting, while accommodating features such as an underground swimming pool with lawn suitable for cricket practice on the roof; another flat lawn big enough for a sizeable marquee; and shelter from strong winds, while preserving the wonderful valley views. Complex level changes required numerous retaining walls and flights of steps, faced in traditional Cotswold stone.
In such an extensive garden, there was scope to create areas of different character. A secluded, shady area of existing trees was planted up as a Glade Garden with arched pergolas framing the views; the sheltered courtyard between the manor house and the glass front of the new underground pool room was given a sleek and contemporary finish with a clean-lined water feature and characterful Magnolia tree; mature Yew hedging creates a formal frame to the front entrance area; and the lowest terrace of the garden is given a more relaxed character with a long reflecting lily pond, and flowering meadow planting. Elsewhere, traditional roses and herbaceous borders frame a lawn, while a secluded sunken garden is planted in sultry tones of deep reds and purples. Next to the house there is a traditional character with stone and cobble paving set among fragrant lavender and herbs.
There are still details to finish, lights to fit, but this beautiful garden already feels as though it belongs, and it will go from strength to strength in years to come.

  • reflecting pool and summerhouse in Manor House garden
  • Coswold manor house lawns & stone retaining walls
  • yorkstone and flint cobbled terrace outside manor house
  • bench on marquee lawn in country house garden
  • Herbaceous border with Nepeta by Chameleon Design
  • herbaceous borders in Gloucestershire country garden
  • stone built raised beds in Cotswold garden
  • Yew hedging framing views through the garden
  • West facing terrace outside Cotswold country house
  • looking through arched pergolas to Glade Garden in Gloucestershire
  • Spring flowers in the Glade Garden in the Cotswolds
  • Cotswold stone walls and steps in country house estate
  • view through arched pergola beside stone potting shed
  • timber trellis and obelisks in Gloucestershire country garden
  • Floxgloves and London Pride in planting by Rose Lennard



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