Upton Mill Care Home, Tetbury, Cotswolds

Upton Mill Care Home, Tetbury, Cotswolds
AWS Landscapes Ltd and Deacon Design
Upton Mill Care Home
Tetbury, The Cotswolds


We teamed up with Deacon Design and AWS Landscapes Ltd to supply thousands of plants and trees to create stunning landscaped gardens at a new care home in the heart of the Cotswolds.

The Challenge

An array of colourful plants were needed to help transform the grounds of the new Upton Mill Care Home in Tetbury. The new grounds include a formal lawn, communal garden spaces and dining terraces.

The Solution 

Working with long-standing client AWS Landscapes Ltd and Landscape Architects, Deacon Design, we provided various plants and trees for the care home’s spacious grounds.

AWS Landscapes Ltd carried out the soft landscaping elements of the project which included planting several apple and magnolia trees, along with several Betula jacquemontii (Himalayan beech), Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck Gold’ (golden beech) and Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’ (ornamental pear tree).

Colourful flowers such as Camellia japonica ‘Elegans’ and Clematis Montana ‘Grandiflora’ 10L along with grasses like Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ were included in the plant supply, that have enhanced the home’s outdoor communal areas.

The Result

The new care home now offers a landscape design with a series of communal garden spaces, including dining terraces, a formal lawn, chessboard and games area that allow residents, families, and staff to relax, socialise and exercise outdoors.  Deacon Design’s approach includes private patio areas accessed directly from resident bedrooms and linked to a garden pathway that meanders through swathes of sensory planting.

The variety of spaces in the new garden creates a positive sensory environment for residents and families to enjoy the gardens and the benefits of horticultural therapy for now and years to come.

David Sowerby, Director of AWS Landscapes Ltd, said: “ This was a wonderful scheme to work on, and the design prepared by Deacon Design created a fantastic garden, which will be enjoyed by the residents for many years to come.

We chose Johnsons Nurseries, who we have used for many years now on our Nationwide contracts to supply the stock for this High profile site as the quality of the stock and the attention to detail given by our contact Andrew Barker is second to none, it is comforting to know that when we place an order with Johnsons everything will be dealt with efficiently and deliveries will always be on time.