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Brockworth Court

A formal garden bursting with Autumnal colours and interest.


GAP Photos/Nicola Stocken

Feature No:   4764 

Qty of Images:    80 


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It is several decades since Tim and Bridget bought Brockworth Court, a mediaeval manor house that, until 1540, was the residence of the Priors of Llanthony Secunda. By the time the Wiltshires moved in, there was no garden, just the spring-fed pond once used by the monks as a fish stock pond. Their first task was to relocate the central driveway to one end, and then they began to design the areas nearest to the house. ‘Much of the design comes from looking out from the house,’ says Tim. Initially, many trees were planted — amongst them maples, birches, ornamental cherries, conifers — and gradually cocooned the three-quarter-of-an acre plot. Within, different, linked areas were designed — a box parterre that complements the front façade of the timbered house, a formal pond garden which colours richly in autumn, shady woodland and, to the rear, a broad lawn enclosed in informal cottage-style planting areas that seamlessly blend together to create a tapestry style effect. The garden is fully organic, and rich in diverse wildlife.



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