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Kiftsgate Court Gardens

A nineteenth century with a twentieth century Arts and Crafts garden. It was made by Heather Muir with much help from Major Johnston of Hidcote. A woodland garden steps down the hillside to a half-moon swimming pool. Many features are typical of the Arts and Crafts period: herbaceous borders, a four square garden, a white garden, a yellow border, a rockery, lawns and a bluebell wood.

The Kiftsgate Water Garden, called the New Garden, has with a bronze leaf scupture by Simon Allison. The water garden was designed by the owners (Anne and Johnny Chambers). The inspiration for stepping stones was from Geoffrey Jellicoe's stepping stones at Sutton Place. The composition of the New Garden is abstract modern.

Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Photographs by Andrew Lawson © Kiftsgate
Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge

Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England, GL55 6LN

April to September. See Kiftsgate website for details.

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