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Welcome To Cotswold Gardens, Inc.

Cotswold Gardens, Inc. is owned and operated by James and Lori Hollis and located in West Grove, PA. The company name references the region where James grew up: The Cotswolds, located in the heart of England, is known for it’s outstanding natural beauty and is the home of many spectacular National Trust and Private Estate Gardens.

Cotswold Gardens, Inc. provides a high level of Horticultural and Arboricultural services to clients in the Greater Wilmington, Philadelphia, and Chester County areas.

We are a unique company specializing in designing and installing residential landscapes, as well as managing large residential projects while providing high-quality work and materials with meticulous attention to detail.

We are outfitted with modern equipment and have a dedicated staff of employees eager to carry out any size project that may meet your needs.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

“Sustainability: the avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.”

Native plant communities struggle in this region as a result of many factors. People have introduced exotic plant species—some of which have become invasive and suppress the colonization of the native species.  Our goal is to help manage an ecological balance between ornamental horticulture and native plantings.  We strive to enhance the natural beauty of the properties we are involved with and encourage land stewardship.

Meet Our Team

James HollisHorticulturalist, Arborist
Originally from a small Cotswold village, James has been involved in Horticulture from an early age. This passion led him to college in York, England where he received his National Diploma in Horticulture & Arboriculture. The course requires a year’s work experience, thus James’ arrival to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA as an intern. After receiving his Diploma, he was employed by a respected tree surgery firm in England until he moved to Southeastern Pennsylvania where he managed a landscape company before joining Lori full-time in Cotswold Gardens.
James possesses a unique set of skills—he has a very strong sense of place and classic design as well as the capability to perform every task associated with meticulously implementing significant landscape installations.
Lori HollisHorticulturalist, Arborist
Lori is originally from Pennsylvania and received her degree in Horticulture from Pennsylvania College of Technology. She then went on to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square to complete internships in Horticulture and Arboriculture becoming a certified Horticulturalist and Arborist. Afterwards, she worked for a respected tree care firm in the Philadelphia area and then returned to Longwood Gardens until founding Cotswold Gardens in 2000. Lori has designed, installed and maintained residential gardens in the Philadelphia and Wilmington areas.
Lori’s strong knowledge of plants and sense of space aid in creating beautiful, horticulturally rich and successful landscapes at an intimate level as well as on a grand scale.
Joe LutzLandscape Architect
Joe Lutz is a licensed Landscape Architect. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Delaware and his Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Morgan State University. He has been professionally designing and overseeing the construction of private gardens and public spaces for over 15 years.
Joe’s goal is to create a design that expresses your personal vision, and is tailored to its unique setting.

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