African Themed Garden 2020

Cotswold Downs Garden

We have just completed this beautiful African themed garden. What great fun creating a fire fit converted kitchen garden for Cotswold downs Estates, Hillcrest.

The Structure

The garden is sloped into three terraced levels using existing rock as features and decomposed granite pathways for accessibility.

Decomposed Granite

Decomposed granite, often shortened to DG, is literally that – granitic rock broken down into fine particles. They hold together better than simple dirt and come in a variety of colors. Decomposed granite pathways require proper installation.


These Trees are Bird Boxes!

Those trees are bird boxes… On stilts.. Underplanted with wild grasses and kniphofia.

The benefits of Wild Grasses

Wild grasses provide habitats and protection for local wildlife.  Environmentally they are important and offer food, nesting materials, and attract pollinators.

Kniphofia – Red Hot Pokers

Fiery colored Kniphofia
Scientific classificatione
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Kniphofia


Kniphofia also known as tritoma, red hot poker, torch lily, knofflers or poker plant. It is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Asphodelaceae.

Several species of Kniphofia are cultivated as garden plants, valued for their architectural properties. These include K. galpiniK. northiaeK. rooperi and K. thomsonii.

In addition to the species, many named cultivars of mixed or uncertain parentage have been selected for garden use. The following have gained the Royal Horticultural Society‘s Award of Garden Merit:-[5]

  • ‘Bees’ Sunset’[6] (yellow)
  • ‘Brimstone Bloom’[7] (sulphur yellow)
  • ‘Buttercup’[8] (clear yellow)
  • ‘Nobilis’[9] (evergreen, orange and yellow)
  • ‘Royal Standard’[10] (red and yellow)
  • ‘Samuel’s Sensation’[11] (tall herbaceous variety, scarlet flowers fading to yellow at the base)
  • ‘Sunningdale Yellow’[12] (orange-yellow)
  • ‘Tawny King’[13] (cream/brown)
  • ‘Toffee Nosed’[14] (cream/brown)
  • ‘Wrexham Buttercup’[15] (yellow)

All this done in the beautiful Cotswold Downs Estate.

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