Prospect Cottage

Prospect Cottage; a Study in the Artful Use of Flotsam

On a clear sunny day at the end of summer I finally made it to Prospect Cottage, in Dungeness. I’ve known about Prospect Cottage for so many years that I can’t remember how I first found out about it. A Southbank Show about Derek Jarman perhaps?

LED Garden Lighting

5 Tips For Lighting Your Outside Space

Lighting a garden properly can be deceptively tricky to do. If you go overboard, your space can look garish and tacky, but if there’s not enough light, it will lack ambiance. I’ve shared five tips to help you nail your outdoor lighting, in our latest blog so you can enjoy your garden after dark through this winter and beyond

Faith garden

Hever Castle Gardens – Garden Visit

Driving back from Reigate I saw a sign for Hever Castle and remembered I wanted to pop in to have a look at the new Faith Garden.

5 Tips For Lighting Your Outside Space

5 Tips For Lighting Your Outside Space

Lighting a garden properly can be deceptively tricky to do. If you go overboard, your space can look garish and tacky, but if there’s not enough light, it will lack ambiance. I’ve shared five tips to help you nail your outdoor lighting, in our latest blog so you can enjoy your garden after dark through this winter and beyond

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WELCOME

As part of my own personal journey as a Garden Designer, I plan to visit as many gardens as possible (in the capital letter – destination sense, not any old garden) to gain more knowledge and experience. There is absolutely nothing that compares to seeing first hand, plants in their appropriate setting and planted in combination. I think it goes without saying that gardening is most definitely a profession where you are ALWAYS learning.

My intention was always to take pictures, as a reference, and the blog just sprang out of that, I’m gregarious and a sharer, so it feels like the most natural thing for me to do. Plus many of these gardens survive on their entrance fees and donations, so if I can help inspire others to visit then no bad thing!

I am interested in design in general especially mid-century modern buildings and interiors so I may share other things that inspire me but mostly the blog will be about lovely gardens and plants. I’m planning to post one a month in season (April – Sept) and less frequently out of season (Oct-March) but don’t hold me to that, as I am a wee busy bee.

DO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN GARDEN PROJECT IN MIND?