Classic and Contemporary Garden Designs

2017

26Sep, 2017

Shade Gardens

  • By Richard Walters
  • 26 Sep 2017

Shade Garden We all have areas of shade in our gardens, near north facing walls, under trees or hedges or even just under larger shrubs in the mixed borders. We should embrace this and see these areas as valuable planting habitats in their own right, rather than a hindrance or a drawback, with a large range of shade loving plants to choose from.

26Sep, 2017

Wildlife Gardens

  • By Richard Walters
  • 26 Sep 2017

Wildlife Garden A garden without wildlife is like a house without windows – lacking a vital component necessary for full enjoyment and contentment. However you can attract beneficial birds and insects into your garden by planting a full range of trees, shrubs and perennials that provide valuable habitat and nutrition throughout the year.

26Sep, 2017

Winter Gardens

  • By Richard Walters
  • 26 Sep 2017

Winter Garden Style It is important that your garden looks and smells great throughout the entire year and, whilst few of us are lucky enough to have an entire section of the garden dedicated to winter flowering plants, with some planning it is entirely possible to create a garden that retains its beauty through the winter months.

26Sep, 2017

Water Gardens

  • By Richard Walters
  • 26 Sep 2017

Water Garden Every garden design, whatever its size, should have a water feature in order to enhance its aesthetic and ecological appeal. In order to attract beneficial birds and insects into your garden, why not install a formal or informal pond to match your garden’s existing style and characteristics?

26Sep, 2017

English Cottage Gardens

  • By Richard Walters
  • 26 Sep 2017

English Cottage Garden Style The quintessential English Cottage garden is arguably the most beautiful style that we can aspire to, with an informal and relaxed atmosphere, amazing colours and lingering fragrance reaching out across the garden. Heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement in the 19th century, famous examples include Gertrude Jekyll’s Munstead Wood and Christopher Lloyd’s Great Dixter.

26Sep, 2017

Mediterranean Garden

  • By Richard Walters
  • 26 Sep 2017

Mediterranean Garden Easy to maintain and effortlessly stylish, the planting combinations found in Mediterranean gardens can be truly breathtaking. Soaring verbenas mix with gently swaying grasses, whilst repeated drifts of purple salvias and lavender provide the underlying colour feature throughout the garden.

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