Garden Design

Can a Professionally Designed Garden Add Value to Your Home?

William Gray | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

Capability Brown's legacy lies at the heart of our passion for gardens. Outdoor spaces enrich our lives - whether it's a family garden to engage children with the real world, a water garden to attract wildlife or a 'garden room' in which to escape, relax and entertain.

Turning A Yard Yawn Into A Party Patio In Five Easy Steps

Sian Astley | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Astley

My HomeSense & Huffington Post challenge was to turn a dark, dingy Yard Yawn to an exciting, vibrant Party Patio during the course of a sunny Spring afternoon and it's now somewhere that the young couple who live there, Helen and Ben, can relax in, have fun and enjoy with friends.

How to Revamp a Traditional, Suburban Garden

Jen Stanbrook | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Stanbrook

Revamping a garden is pretty much the same as making over any room in your home, where the same rules apply. Ensure you have a theme, or at least a 'hook' that holds your scheme together.

Five Steps to a Sexy Yard - the Planning Stage!

Sian Astley | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Astley

Any good designer will tell you the trick to a cohesive scheme is finding your fabulous inspiration, wherever that comes from, then planning it into your design, layout, decisions and purchases.

When to Commission a Garden Designer

Philip Nash | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Nash

Answer- anytime- so long as it's at least three months before starting construction works, and, if you want the garden completed by a certain date or season, then also consider the size and potential complexity of your project. So, If you want to be sitting in your new garden this springtime then NOW is the time to find a designer.

Planting Design for Winter Gardens

MyGardenSchool | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Amongst keen gardeners there is some debate about whether or not to 'tidy up' perennials in Autumn. This really is to stop your garden having lots of brown dead-looking plants in your garden for a few months until they shoot up again.

Garden Design Trends for 2013

MyGardenSchool | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

This year - we predict some more radical changes in the world of gardening, reflective of the social and economic and planetary trends we're seeing at a macro level. Some gardening predictions are controversial, some based on what we know is selling, and others simply have a sprinkling of gut feel.

Chelsea Flower Show 2012 - Will It Be the Same Old, Same Old?

Philip Nash | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Nash

I think it's time to sub-divide the categories for judging the show gardens into traditional and contemporary or modern, with judges from both within our profession - peers with experience in their fields of passionate dedication - and those of critical expertise, without - architects, interior designers, artists - who will bring a breath of fresh air to the critical evaluation of the exhibits.