Gardens

A well-tended gardenEach cottage has an area in front and behind that is set to lawn and maintained by the Garden Service. However, most owners have taken advantage of the “exclusive use” rule to mark out private garden areas that they have planted with a mixture of indigenous and exotic flowers and shrubs. As Amberglen has become established over the years, these areas have enhanced the overall appearance of the Village with their colour, variety and ingenuity. Residents are expected to maintain their garden areas, otherwise the garden services will be instructed to clear the area and the householder will be charged.

The private gardens at Amberglen flow between the cottages and complement each other. They attract countless birds and insects. New residents often re-model their gardens and continue the creativity of previous owners. A walk around the lanes and between the gardens provides an inspiring feast of colour and scent.

Landscaping with stones and gravelWhile gardening is therapeutic and provides exercise, it may become difficult as time goes by. There are part-time garden workers who are usually employed hourly. They can share their work among several residents. Rules exist to clarify the employment of such workers at Amberglen. An alternative is to employ a private garden maintenance service.

Amberglen has a gardens committee comprising residents and the Garden Service. It meets once a month to decide on maintenance projects in the communal areas.