COUNTRY GARDEN DESIGN

Our design team has a wealth of experience creating beautiful gardens for country homes, whether it’s a cosy cottage garden or large country estate. Every aspect of our designs, from the plants to the pathways, reflects our commitment to our design philosophy ‘Nature AMPlified.’ We love to design and deliver inspired hard landscaping arrangements and stunning planting schemes that not only enhance your property but also make the most of its natural surroundings.

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Contemporary Naturalism

A unique contemporary with character and curves needed a new garden to match. Our client brief from concept to completion was to blend their distinctive property into its surrounding gardens.

Rural refined cottage garden in West Sussex

Making the most of a stunning panoramic view of the South Downs hills, we designed this steeply sloping garden to create a heightened English landscape for colourful interest throughout the year.

Rural Urban Rusticity

It took all our years of award-winning garden design knowledge and experience to redesign a garden that slopes dramatically towards the house!

Country Estate Naturalism

The gardens of this private country garden estate were inspired by wonderful views of the surrounding South Downs countryside.

Elegant Country front garden

The surrounding countryside was our inspiration for this farmhouse front garden. We seized the opportunity to revel in the native plants of the surrounding hedgerows, woodlands and verges and capture the natural beauty of the Hampshire locale.
A richly planted garden full of upright purple salvias, orange geums and bright green grasses. A corten water feature sits across the image with bubbling fountains. Designed by Ann-Marie Powell Gardens, the bright garden stands out against the black house in the background

Contemporary Courtyard

Bright, Bold, and Beautiful. This perfectly describes our scheme in West Sussex, with its colourful planting scheme bringing new life into the space

Designing Bespoke Country Gardens: Embracing Nature and Lifestyle

We specialise in creating country gardens that highlight our passion for plants and embrace the beauty of the British countryside.

Our team will collaborate closely with you to design a bespoke country garden that matches your lifestyle, fosters a closer connection with nature, and provides a biodiverse haven for local wildlife. With meticulous attention to detail, we tailor our designs to your preferences, delivering a gold-medal quality country garden from inception to completion.

To find out more, please explore our country garden galleries above.  

Our signature country gardens incorporate eye-catching planting with complementary landscape features, for a naturalist look buzzing with life, colour and natural exuberance.

Call us on +44 (0) 1730 825650 to discuss your dreams for a country garden design embracing elements such as:

  • English Cottage Garden
  • New Perennial Naturalistic Design
  • Prairie Style Garden
  • Kitchen Garden
  • Walled garden
  • Rose Garden
  • Woodland Garden
  • Swimming pool garden
  • Shady garden

Whichever type of country garden you might like – we’d love to hear from you!

At AMPG we’re firm believers that country gardens shine brightest with a strong foundation of hard landscaping using locally-sourced, natural materials. Whether it’s elegant natural stone terraces or warm timber decking, these elements provide the perfect canvas for a delightful array of soft landscaping features such as herbaceous borders, wildflower meadows, orchards, or vegetable gardens. Our innovative yet authentically naturalistic designs are crafted to seamlessly blend your home and garden with the surrounding landscape, creating a harmonious outdoor space that feels like a natural extension of your home.

If you’re looking to include water in your garden with the addition of a swimming pool, spa, hot tub, wildlife pond, lake, rill or standalone water feature, call us. We use tried and tested construction techniques to design water features that can calm, sooth or excite. Years of experience in creating award-winning show gardens enable us to include water into almost any size of country garden.

Call us on +44 (0) 1730 825650 with your water feature ideas and aspirations, from classic garden fountain to contemporary water blade, wildlife pond to garden waterfall or lake.

“Growing your own” has never been so popular, and is set to be a major trend as people enjoy the tastes of fresh home grown produce. We design everything from small edible planting beds, to large stand alone Kitchen Gardens, as well as Cutting Gardens for making your own floral arrangements.  Or in our innovative approach to edible garden designs we can turn your outside space into a feast for eyes and tastebuds all year round by integrating annual and perennial vegetables and edibles into regular planting. Just pick, eat, enjoy.

Ann-Marie Powell Gardens recently designed the newly opened World Food Garden at RHS Wisley – the Royal Horticultural Society’s flagship garden open to the public. The award-winning garden comprises one acre of edible planting including a flower-filled cafe area planted entirely with edimental (ornamental edible) plants; as well as areas dedicated to show-casing tried and tested varieties of fruits and vegetables as well as trialling unusual vegetables from around the World.  

If you have a space surrounded by walls or buildings, then you have a wonderful entertainment space in waiting. These spaces, whatever their shape provide a real sense of enclosure and are eminently comfortable and private.

We like to think of courtyard gardens as garden snugs; intimate spaces where a garden becomes the perfect oasis to entertain, relax or simply just be. Maximise your living space all year round with a cleverly designed courtyard garden; cool in summer, cosy on winter nights, and an outdoor living space to love all year round.

Our designs can be enhanced by professional lighting systems, original use of materials, art and sculpture, and contemporary all-weather furnishings. We can incorporate existing heirloom items and complement them with unique designer pieces sourced from our extensive ‘black book’ of artists and artisans. 

Water is a precious resource and supplies in the UK are under pressure from the effects of climate change, population increase and the need to protect the environment, such as river levels for wildlife.

At AMPG, we will always aim to design your garden for maximum resilience against climate change and to minimise your need to use water.  However, in many cases, incorporating well-designed irrigation into your garden design not only helps mitigate the impacts of climate change and drought on your plants, but also promotes water conservation, supports tree health, and allows for the efficient use of rainwater resources. It’s a proactive measure that ensures your garden remains vibrant and resilient, regardless of external environmental factors.  

Our irrigation designs take into account all factors including: 

  • Climate change resilient planting – where possible we include plants that are tolerant of periods of drought, followed by prolonged periods of flooding
  • Water conservation – efficient irrigation systems help conserve water by delivering precise amounts directly to the root zones of plants, minimizing water loss
  • Tree Health and Establishment: Newly planted trees have specific watering requirements to ensure proper root establishment and growth.
  • Rainwater Harvesting: Integrating rainwater harvesting systems into your irrigation setup provides an eco-friendly solution to supplementing your water supply.

Contact us to discuss your dream country garden!

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