The English Garden


When Emma and Teddy Grimthorpe first saw Brinkley House they knew it was just what they’d been looking for.

“It was a much-loved family home that had been lived in by the same owners for 50 years,” says Emma. “As an interior designer I could see that it had huge potential, plus the garden was wonderful with lots of walled areas. The previous owners were great plantsmen, and left us an excellent foundation to work with. It’s not difficult to take on a mature canvas.”

The Grimthorpes bought the elegant Regency Brinkley House in Cambridgeshire in 2012 and spent 18 months renovating it while planning the three-acre garden. Work in the garden began with

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