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Arts and Crafts Style

Arts and Crafts Garden, Brampton Ash



Address: Harborough Road, Brampton Ash, Leicestershire.



Client: Mr. and Mrs. James S.



Status: Completed 2015


Project Description: Arts and Crafts Garden, Barn Conversion.



A series of old Victorian ruined brick built cow sheds were to be converted into a new home retaining as many of the existing features as possible. The building was then carefully renovated and converted into a dwelling, however, the client had requested a beautiful courtyard garden to be designed that had uninterrupted views of the open countryside beyond.


It was intended that the garden should be designed and built in a modern interpretation of the  English 'Arts and Crafts' style and that it should be in keeping with the surrounding area using natural or reclaimed materials wherever possible. But instead of a lawn, the courtyard was to be completely paved using Sandstone, clipped box hedges were to be planted in raised brick planters, these were built to overcome the compacted crew yard of the old farm. A "William Pye" style water feature was commissioned by the client and positioned on a central axis in the courtyard so that the feature drew the viewers eye to the countryside beyond.


Due to the depth of the planting pockets trees could not be planted successfully instead, these were planted outside the garden framing the view of the countryside. Cupressus sempervirens were carefully placed with root anchors to stop the rocking and help establishment into the raised planters to provide height with blocks of Buxus planted to provide structure in winter the planting scheme included roses, lavender, clipped bay trees, and a healthy selection of herbaceous plants were planted between evergreen shrubs




No project is too large or too small for our highly qualified and professional team of award-winning Garden Designers, with over 30 years of experience in designing gardens. From the garden pond or flower border right through to a large historic country estate, Kym Valley Gardens can work with you to provide the perfect garden of your dreams.

Turn Your Dream Into A Reality


Gardens are never finished they change with the seasons and plants continue to grow and change. A garden design will provide you with the ultimate concept to work towards, however not all gardens can be afforded in one go, so to complete the final garden may take several years, this will be dependent on your budget and time frame.


It is, however, possible to have a garden designed so that it can be built by the contractor in phases. In this way, a section can be completed and enjoyed, whilst the next phase is completed sometime in the near future.


For a no obligation quotation or to discuss your design and build garden requirements book your consultation today.


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