Welcome to April House Garden Design in Gloucestershire

I’m Emily Crowley-Wroe, a professionally trained garden designer living and working in the Cotswolds. I’ve been a keen gardener and plant enthusiast ever since owning my very first garden in Oxford 20 years ago.

Cotswold garden designer Emily Crowley-Wroe on her 2023 RHS Malvern show garden

After a career in publishing marketing and having my second child, I decided to follow my passion for horticulture and develop my knowledge of plants by working in plant nurseries.

Talking to customers about how to improve their gardens and moving into a new house with gardens that don't quite work for us, I wanted to learn how to create well designed outside spaces. That's when I embarked on a life-changing course at The Cotswold Gardening School. From here April House Garden Design was born.

RHS award winning gardens featured on BBC Gardeners World

I’m currently working on residential projects in the Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire area one of which has been nominated for the prestigious Society of Garden Design 2024 Awards.

As a pre-registered member of the Society of Garden Designers I’m committed to continued professional development and having passed the first two stages of the Society’s adjudication programme I’m now working towards completing full membership over the next year.

I’m keen to work on projects with a ‘light touch’ approach on the environment and where plants, natural materials and local craftmanship harmonise.

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