Cotswold Estates & Gardens undertook the construction of a courtyard garden, designed by Oliver Castledine, for a private cleint. The central feature of the garden is a cruciform lily pond with a glass spout waterfall, filter unit and automatic top up.
The pond has a reinforced concrete base, block wall sides, in-situ fibreglass liner, and Yorkstone copings.
Small Yorkstone ‘morning’ and ‘evening’ terraces feature at either side.
A bespoke square glass pedestal is used for retaining lilies.
The near end of the pond has a shallower construction to allow for marginal planting and large cobbles; the return from the filter system is regulated to flow uniformly through these to avoid stagnant areas of water.
A balance tank was included to enable maintenance of the water level.
A bespoke glass waterspout is placed beneath the steps and glass balustrade, which is designed to match architectural details within the house.
The Cotswold stone steps above the pond have a glass balustrade that matches similar features within the house.
Planting schemes were installed including hardwood planters sourced from Holland.
The project also included paving, decking, the preparation and planting of the borders, olive trees in planters, and installation of conduits for garden lighting.
The verges to the drive were laid with turf and the paddock was graded and seeded.