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Bourton House in the Winter

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Bourton House In The Winter

My brother and his wife just got back from England for the Christmas holidays, and they brought me back a couple of interior design magazines (Thank you, Tad and Solviej!)

One of the magazines, House and Garden.Co.UK, had an article on Bourton House in Gloucestershire.  The ancestral home was originally built in 1570 with Cotswald stone and was just restored by its former owners.  One of the reasons the house is so well-known is because of its beautiful gardens of topiary.  The garden is comprised of structural plants and architectural features that make it just as beautiful in the winter as in the summer.

The most prominent feature of the garden is the parterre, a formal garden consisting of planting beds in symmetrical patterns with gravel pathways in between.   The gardens look so lovely in the winter with the dusting of snow and against the yellow Cotswald stone…a truly beautiful ancestral home!

Have a fabulous weekend!

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