Child Friendly Garden Design

5 TIPS FOR PLANNING A CHILD-FRIENDLY GARDEN

There’s good news, for all of you with kids; having children doesn’t mean you have to have a garden wasteland full of plastic toys! Here are 5 Tips to consider when planning your families child-friendly garden.

weeds or woodland

WEEDS, WOODLAND & WATER; Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Right, I’ll put it out there straight away; it’s crazy late to be writing a blog about The Chelsea Flower Show! It’s been over 3 weeks since I attended. However, between cultivating client projects and firefighting domestic dramas and wedding attendances, so so many weddings…. I’ve not had a whole lot of time to get my blog done.

Beautiful front garden

Kerb Appeal – 5 Tips for Front Garden Designing

I’ve been working on a few front garden designs recently which as I have alluded to before, can be more challenging than back gardens as there are many more elements that must be considered. So I thought I’d go through the top 5 key aspects when planning a front garden;

WEEDS, WOODLAND & WATER; Chelsea Flower Show 2019

WEEDS, WOODLAND & WATER; Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Right, I’ll put it out there straight away; it’s crazy late to be writing a blog about The Chelsea Flower Show! It’s been over 3 weeks since I attended. However, between cultivating client projects and firefighting domestic dramas and wedding attendances, so so many weddings…. I’ve not had a whole lot of time to get my blog done.

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DRY PLANTING & WATER CONSERVATION

DRY PLANTING & WATER CONSERVATION

I’d written a blog about planning your front garden this month. However after the severity of the announcement from the Environment Agency, that England faces water shortages within 25 years. And given that water is central to all gardens. I decided to start this blog by revisiting my trip to Beth Chatto’s Gravel Garden, which is the blue-print for water free planting. 

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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?