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Sarah MurchBiotop

Specialist in Natural Pools and Ecological Landscapes

Breathe new life into your garden and finally enjoy the lifestyle you long for. And if you want to truly embrace a different way of life, a natural pool takes outdoor living to another level.

We’ve been creating beautiful yet functional outdoor living spaces for over 20 years. Combining our ecological landscape design and natural swimming pool expertise, we’ve helped hundreds of clients reclaim their time with an outside space designed to nurture them.

And we’ve transformed gardens into the perfect setting for picnics, parties, family get-togethers, and glorious afternoon gatherings with friends.

Services

Natural Swimming Pools

Design and construction of award-winning natural swimming pools, swimming ponds, and living pools using Biotop’s chemical-free, biological water filtration.

Natural Pools
Swimming Ponds
Living Pools
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Landscapes

Garden design and soft landscaping for domestic gardens, new housing developments, commercial projects and public spaces.

Ecological Landscapes
Domestic Gardens
Water Gardens
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Wildlife Ponds

Construction of small, biologically filtered ponds for back gardens to lake-sized surrounded by meadows.

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Welcome to Ellicar Gardens

Our family gardens were borne out of our shared love for nature, horticulture, wildlife and wild swimming. Once a bare field spanning 11 acres, we took a space devoid of life and brought it alive. That space is now home to a menagerie of adopted animals, a herd of goats, an abundance of wildlife and of course, the most magical natural pool.

The gardens are where we come together as a family; we open them for the public to enjoy as well. And they sit at the heart of Sarah’s work as a domestic and commercial garden designer and natural pool specialist. They give visitors a glimpse into her design ethos and show you the incredible potential sitting within your outside space. So, it seemed fitting to bring our enterprises together under one name: Ellicar Gardens.

Sharing the wonders of our vibrant gardens and the wildlife which inhabits them brings us great pleasure. They’re as beautiful in the depths of winter as in the height of summer, so we hold open days all year round, and open specially for group visits. We hope you’ll join us soon to explore our gardens, attend an event or take part in a workshop.

And if you’d like to hire Ellicar Gardens for your own event, we can arrange that too. 

We look forward to meeting you.
 
Sarah, Will, and family 

Explore the Gardens

Award-winning natural pool design and build

Ellicar Pools specialise in designing and constructing award-winning natural swimming pools, swimming ponds, living pools and wildlife ponds using Biotop’s chemical-free, biological water filtration. Together with a hand-picked team of water and construction experts, founder and director, Sarah Murch, designs and builds natural swimming pools for homeowners across the UK. And we work alongside architects and designers to create truly outstanding natural swimming ponds for their clients.

Our expert and technical team is made up of a water specialist, landscape architect and construction specialist, garden and plant designer, skilled landscape craftsmen and a talented lighting and electrical engineer. They’ve been brought together as much for their expertise as for being water enthusiasts and wild swimmers. So, we all apply first-hand ‘user experience’ to every project to create your perfect natural pool. 

The team includes a water specialist, a landscape architect and construction specialist, a garden and plant designer, skilled landscape craftsmen and a lighting expert. They’ve been brought together as much for their expertise as for being water enthusiasts and wild swimmers. So, they apply first-hand ‘user experience’ to every project to create the perfect natural pool.  

Find out why we’re award-winning natural pool builders

Garden and landscape design

Ellicar Landscapes specialise in garden design and soft landscaping for town and country domestic gardens. And we provide professional landscaping solutions for property developers, architects and others involved in new housing developments, commercial projects, and public spaces.

Designing sustainable, ecological landscapes and creating easy-to-manage gardens sit at the heart of our work. That means more outside spaces for people to enjoy with habitat for wildlife, planting that’s good for the environment and design details that help address some of today’s environmental challenges. Plus every plant is sourced directly from UK growers to reduce environmental impact, guarantee good health and longevity. 

Garden landscape designLandscape design for architects and designers

Our Show Pool

Ellicar Gardens are where it all started. Today, they’re our family gardens, home to our award-winning natural pool, and Ellicar HQ. A menagerie of rare breeds and family pets also call them home! The 5-acre gardens with their vibrant, naturalistic design and ecological planting in and around the pool, attract a rich tapestry of wildlife. The biodiversity and ecosystem are vast. Our gardens showcase our sustainable, ecological design ethos behind our landscape work and natural pool projects.

Considering a natural pool? Book a private visit 

Landscape DESIGN SERVICES

Garden and landscape design

Ellicar Landscapes specialises in landscape design and soft landscaping for town and country domestic gardens. And I provide professional landscaping solutions for property developers, architects and others involved in new housing developments, commercial projects and public spaces including hospitals, hospices, schools, parks, community and water gardens, and more.  

My ethos centres on sustainable, ecological landscape design and easy-to-manage gardens. Every plant is sourced directly from UK growers to reduce environmental impact, guarantee good health and longevity.  

That means more outside spaces for people to enjoy with habitat for wildlife, planting that’s good for the environment and design details that help address some of today’s challenges such as flooding and air pollution.

Garden landscape designLandscape design for architects and designers

Award-winning natural pool design and build

Ellicar Pools specialises in designing and constructing award-winning natural swimming pools, swimming ponds, living pools and wildlife ponds using chemical-free, biological water filtration. And I utilise Biotop’s chemical-free biological filtration processes. 

Together with a hand-picked, dedicated team of water and construction specialists, I design and build natural swimming pools for homeowners across the UK. And work alongside architects and designers to create truly outstanding natural swimming ponds for their clients.

The team includes a water specialist, a landscape architect and construction specialist, a garden and plant designer, skilled landscape craftsmen and a lighting expert. They’ve been brought together as much for their expertise as for being water enthusiasts and wild swimmers. So, they apply first-hand ‘user experience’ to every project to create the perfect natural pool.  

Learn more about natural swimming pools 

Award-winning natural pool design and build

Ellicar Pools specialises in designing and constructing award-winning natural swimming pools, swimming ponds, living pools and wildlife ponds using chemical-free, biological water filtration. And I utilise Biotop’s chemical-free biological filtration processes. 

Together with a hand-picked, dedicated team of water and construction specialists, I design and build natural swimming pools for homeowners across the UK. And work alongside architects and designers to create truly outstanding natural swimming ponds for their clients.

The team includes a water specialist, a landscape architect and construction specialist, a garden and plant designer, skilled landscape craftsmen and a lighting expert. They’ve been brought together as much for their expertise as for being water enthusiasts and wild swimmers. So, they apply first-hand ‘user experience’ to every project to create the perfect natural pool.  

Learn more about natural swimming pools

Garden and landscape design

Ellicar Landscapes specialises in landscape design and soft landscaping for town and country domestic gardens. And I provide professional landscaping solutions for property developers, architects and others involved in new housing developments, commercial projects and public spaces including hospitals, hospices, schools, parks, community and water gardens, and more.  

My ethos centres on sustainable, ecological landscape design and easy-to-manage gardens. Every plant is sourced directly from UK growers to reduce environmental impact, guarantee good health and longevity.

That means more outside spaces for people to enjoy with habitat for wildlife, planting that’s good for the environment and design details that help address some of today’s challenges such as flooding and air pollution.

Garden landscape designLandscape design for architects and designers

Garden and landscape design

Ellicar Landscapes specialises in landscape design and soft landscaping for town and country domestic gardens. And I provide professional landscaping solutions for property developers, architects and others involved in new housing developments, commercial projects and public spaces including hospitals, hospices, schools, parks, community and water gardens, and more.  

My ethos centres on sustainable, ecological landscape design and easy-to-manage gardens. Every plant is sourced directly from UK growers to reduce environmental impact, guarantee good health and longevity.

That means more outside spaces for people to enjoy with habitat for wildlife, planting that’s good for the environment and design details that help address some of today’s challenges such as flooding and air pollution.

Garden landscape designLandscape design for architects and designers

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March 21, 2024

Ellicar Win 'Supreme' Award at the 2024 APL Awards

We were all blown away when Ellicar was called out 4 times at The Association of Professional Landscapers Awards Ceremony

The Association of Professional Landscapers Award Ceremony sees 600 professionals from our industry attending including landscapers, construction specialists, horticulturalists and garden and landscape designers.
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