Ashcroft: A Cottage Garden, Ringmer, East Sussex

The owners of this beautiful Victorian house in Ringmer, East Sussex, were looking for a cottage garden design, in keeping with the style of the building.



This large, somewhat neglected site needed structure and form; a space to sit and enjoy the sunshine with plants and materials sympathetic to the building and surrounding area.  The cottage garden has a formal design but remains soft and homely through the use of reclaimed bricks and natural stone paving, and a sympathetic planting scheme including heritage roses and lavenders.


From the back door, we laid the courtyard using Victorian pavers and built several new walls using reclaimed Victorian stock bricks.  A beautiful secluded area to the back of the property was a perfect space to design and build a traditional Victorian sunken garden.

A large selection of heritage English roses, lavenders and evergreens provide a haven for bees as well as human noses! And this pretty scheme complements the natural stone and brickwork perfectly.

What the client said

“Matt gave a clear quotation at the outset, indicating exactly what was and was not included. They were courteous and friendly throughout, and finished the work in good time, to a very high standard – in fact my neighbour’s already keen to book them!.” ​

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