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  • Graduate Gardeners landscape gardening Gloucestershire
  • Graduate Gardeners landscape gardening Gloucestershire
  • Graduate Gardeners landscape gardening Gloucestershire
  • Graduate Gardeners landscape gardening Gloucestershire
  • Graduate Gardeners landscape gardening Gloucestershire
  • Graduate Gardeners landscape gardening Gloucestershire
  • Graduate Gardeners landscape gardening Gloucestershire
  • Graduate Gardeners landscape gardening Gloucestershire
  • Graduate Gardeners landscape gardening Gloucestershire
  • Graduate Gardeners landscape gardening Gloucestershire

MASTERS OF LANDSCAPE GARDENING SINCE 1974

01452 770273 •  hello@graduategardeners.co.uk

Cotswold garden design specialists Graduate Gardeners are a multi award-winning garden design, construction and landscaping company with nearly 50 years’ experience in creating exquisite contemporary and traditional gardens throughout Gloucestershire; in Cheltenham, Cirencester and The Cotswold Villages.

To keep your garden looking perfect all year round we offer pay-monthly maintenance packages that will spread the cost of your annual gardening budget. Available for both home and business clients, our bespoke garden maintenance packages can cover everything from grass cutting & lawncare to a full grounds’ maintenance plan. Why not buy a package for a friend or relative!

From a compact town garden in Cirencester or a traditional Regency garden in Cheltenham, a Cotswold village garden to comprehensive rural Gloucestershire country garden landscaping, we offer our clients a complete range of garden services: from garden design, garden landscaping and on to after-care and garden maintenance, delivered at every stage of the process with an outstanding quality of service and attention to detail.

With our award-winning garden designers and a large garden construction team, we are situated in a purpose-built nursery in Bisley near Stroud, from which we grow over 40,000 plants and over the years we have built up a well-known reputation as one of the Cotswolds’ finest garden design, construction and landscaping businesses, with many referrals and testimonials.

If you are looking for a garden designer in the Cotswolds, from our Gloucestershire base in Bisley we provide a full range of garden services including garden design, construction and landscaping in the surrounding counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Somerset, but if you are further afield with an interesting large-scale project please get in touch as we’ve completed projects in many other areas including London and the home counties previously.

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Cotswold garden design specialists Graduate Gardeners are a multi award-winning garden design, construction and landscaping company with nearly 50 years’ experience in creating exquisite contemporary and traditional gardens throughout Gloucestershire.

Our garden design & construction teams build and maintain beautiful gardens for those seeking outside spaces that are both attractive and functional. We offer our clients a complete range of garden services: from garden design, garden landscaping and on to after-care and garden maintenance, 

To keep your garden looking perfect all year round we offer pay-monthly maintenance packages that will spread the cost of your annual gardening budget.

We are situated in Bisley near Stroud, and over the years we have gained a reputation as one of the Cotswolds’ finest garden design, construction and landscaping businesses, with many referrals and testimonials.

If you are looking for a garden designer in the Cotswolds, from our Gloucestershire base we provide a full range of garden services in the surrounding counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Somerset, and further afield for large-scale projects – please get in touch as we’ve completed projects in many other areas including London and the home counties.

Our professional gardening services

Gardening services

  • Garden Design

    Good design not only ensures that a garden will be a beautiful and inspiring space, but it ensures that it will remain practical, and livable…

  • Garden Construction

    With quality as our watchword you can be assured that you will receive an outstanding level of service and attention to detail as standard…..

  • Maintenance Packages

    Domestic & commercial garden maintenance services – everything from complete grounds care to grass cutting, all payable monthly…

  • Garden Planting

    Whether you want to create a brand new garden, require increased security or want an inspired new plan…

  • Garden Lighting

    Adding landscape lighting and garden lights is a great way to highlight your garden’s best features and make your home a safer place…

  • Garden paths & paving

    From traditional to contemporary paths & paving, garden paths can lead the eye around your garden whilst enabling easy access…

  • Garden water features

    Water has been used in landscape gardening for centuries creating a calming effect and providing a natural habitat for wildlife…

  • Timber features & decking

    Adding an eye catching architectural garden feature to the design of your garden can add great interest…

Looking for an Award Winning Garden Design Company?

Looking for an Award Winning Garden Design Company?

Graduate Gardeners cover all of Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties and we will travel further afield for larger projects

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BALI National Landscaping Awards 2021

The British Association of Landscape Industries’ prestigious landscaping Awards is the largest in Europe, providing a spectacular end of year ceremony showcasing the finest examples of landscaping excellence in the UK and overseas.

Graduate Gardeners are proud to announce that we have submitted three fabulous gardens for the 2021 BALI National Landscaping Awards

The ‘Grads’ team are excited to be going to London this week to see if any of their 3 fantastic Award Winning Gardens are selected for a BALI Principal Award, and maybe even more.
Each of The ‘Grads’ designers has a garden entered, and each in a separate category, so, we are not competing with each other this year, just the ‘Best of the Rest’

  • BALI 2021 - Domestic garden construction over £250k Graduate Gardeners

    Domestic Garden Design & Construction over £250k
    Designer: Ian Morrison

    Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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  • BALI 2021 - Domestic garden construction £100k - £250k Graduate Gardeners

    Domestic Garden Design & Construction
    £100k – £250k
    Designer: Mark Draper

    Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire

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  • BALI 2021 - Domestic garden construction £60k - £70k Graduate Gardeners

    Domestic Garden Design & Construction
    £60k – £100k
    Designer: Ann Walker

    Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Garden Design & Construction £ 250K & above
Designer: Ian Morrison

The house was going through total renovation when we were first approached to look at the project. The main criteria of the brief was to maximise the view, provide much better parking, enhance the entrance (taking vehicles away from the front door) and to create much more usable areas around the garden because both upper and lower gardens were steeply sloping.

There were a number of significant areas of construction, most notably and by far the most impressive was the construction of the dry stone retaining wall. A structural Engineer was brought in because Cleeve Hill is notorious for movement, the final decision was to build the retaining wall purely out of dry stone with no foundation other than the stone beneath the ground.

To achieve this over 600 tons of material was excavated and over 300 tons of walling stone used, each placed by hand to create a wall that was 1.5m wide at the base (500mm below ground level) and 600mm at the top, finished height was an average of 1.8m.

A one piece ‘Swim Spa’ was sourced from Guernsey and craned into position.

The client had a family friend that produced porcelain therefore this was used for all the paved surfacing other than the steps

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Garden Design & Construction £ 100 – £ 250K
Designer: Mark Draper

Sheepscombe House is a Grade 2 listed Georgian Manor House set in a stunning location surrounded by a rolling landscape and valley views.

The original drive layout and the area to the side of the house, did not do justice to the property, the severe slope that fell across the side of the house gave little ‘foundation’ to the appearance of the house, providing an impractical turning circle and parking.

The brief therefore was to provide a new repositioned drive, a parking area so that cars were not sitting right outside the house, position for a garage/stable and a garden area that sat directly outside the house.

Given the topography of the site, careful planning in the design process was needed in order to fulfil the brief. Planning permission and listed building consent was needed, the choice of materials was therefore paramount to the success of the project. The other key factor of the design was making sure the layout linked with the existing areas of the garden and the landscape beyond.

Given the amount of soil shifting, the design incorporates recontouring of the lower lawn and wildflower areas, meaning that all spoil generated could be kept on site.

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Garden Design & Construction £ 60 – £ 100K
Designer: Ann Walker

This project involved the Design and Landscaping of the old sunken walled garden of ‘Cheltenham’s Finest Manor House’ into a Swimming Pool / Garden Room area.

New steps had to be built to access the area, and also the newly refurbished out buildings which include changing room, toilet and Sauna had to be made usable from the pool area.

New borders were created around the paved areas and paths, and a large terrace for the barbecue and outdoor seating, with low maintenance water features near the garden room. The client also wanted grey composite decking around a partially sunken new Hot Tub to link in with the Oak framework of the garden room/office. 

Irrigation and Lighting was also requested to uplight the existing brick boundary wall, the new planting and the steps and decking. Screening was needed from the neighbours above and a large water Irrigation tank.

The client has a gardener so the planting was to be medium maintenance.

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Graduate Gardeners - Landscape gardeners Gloucestershire

Calfway Lane, Bisley,
Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 7AT
Tel: 01452 770273
Email

© 2020 Graduate Gardeners Ltd

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