Rye, Eagle House

An 18th Century Town Garden


Project Progress



A large Town Garden located in Ancient Rye.

The existing area was un loved and lacking clear division of spaces.

Our clients required a new design that would ensure continuity with their historic and characterful cottage.

They wanted to highlight the existing 18th century garden wall, we made this a clear focal point by picture framing it with a new patio / pergola install.

Being within a conservation Area, Crafted Landscapes had to carefully consider what materials and landscape design styles would be sympathetic towards the heritage and architecture that surrounds.

A new sandstone patio was constructed in front of the old Garden wall. The stone was laid in a traditional Flemish bond pattern, taking influence from the dwellings brick courses.

CL installed a bespoke, hardwood pergola over the terrace, we incorporated Two side screens with vertical tensioned cable and timber slats between, this small detail was inspired from the cottage’s heritage casement windows, again ensuring a connection between landscape and Building.

Reclaimed Bricks were used to best match the existing wall, A header course boarders the patios extent, a central garden path stretches down towards the dwelling.

As part of the main works, CL repositioned the owner’s boundary line with a new fence.

To finish the garden makeover, CL installed a new Lawn and planted some English Lavender.


Clients Review

"We’re extremely pleased with the work Jamie and his colleague, Ian, have done on our garden, which has been completely transformed.

What we needed was quite specific and in quite a limited amount of space. Jamie’s approach, from the start, was superb. He has a real can-do attitude, so unforeseen obstacles don’t daunt him. He works calmly around problems and every suggestion is taken on board with admirable positivity.

At the same time, he was great at steering us tactfully away from duff ideas and bearing in mind the finished product.

He’s a pleasure to have around - good company but unobtrusive and self-sufficient. He’s hard-working, totally reliable and highly creative, with great attention to detail and to the context of the job - particularly the fact that he was working in a small garden of an 18th century cottage.

His drawings and plans were great. He was always instantly responsive and punctual.

Jamie wasn’t the cheapest but he was quality and talent - therefore well worth the money.

We’d whole-heartedly recommend him"