Rumbold-Ayers landscape designers

Warminster, Wiltshire - cottage garden

An end terrace cottage with a rather awkward plot: most of the garden is to the side, and rises steeply away from the house. The project was further complicated by very limited access, and the neighbour's right of way through the garden.
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The semi-formal front garden provides an inviting arrival, despite the front door not being visible. Photo: Designer
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The front garden provides a pleasing outlook from the brick-paved breakfast terrace. Photo: Designer
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The main dining terrace is approached up two steps from the French doors. Photo: Designer
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The Concept Plan. Designer: Svend Rumbold
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Planting - Alchemilla mollis, yellow Crocosmia "George Davison", Penstemons and Nepets "Walkers Low" Photo: Designer
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Blue Penstemons and yellow Crocosmia in the foreground coordinate with blue Geranium "Rozanne" and orange Eschscholzia californica in the background. Photo: Designer
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Substantial retaining walls are needed to make best use of the steeply sloping area outside the French windows. The black Indian sandstone paving and copings coordinate well with the greensand stone walling. Photo: Designer
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The steeply sloping site necessitated substantial retaining walls to create usable spaces. Photo: Designer
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A long, narrow side garden poses unique design challenges. Here, steps from the formal patio area lead to an informal lawn which in turn leads to an orchard area, with paths mown through un-cut grass. Photo: Designer
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The kitchen and herb garden includes a pair of espalliered fruit trees (actually, quinces). Photo: Designer
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