Eastleach House is a master-class in plantsmanship and inspirational colour theming as well as design.
Stephanie and her late husband, David, started with a blank canvas in the early 1980s. They were fortunate that the house stood high on the plateau that marks the end of the Cotswold scarp and the beginning of the Thames Valley. It was also aligned to the four compass points: this precise orientation has influenced the planting throughout the garden. On a clear day, you can see the Marlborough Downs some 30 miles away.