Design

Garden design on a shoestring budget
March 18 2016

Tips and tricks to help you design a stylish garden on a shoestring budget. 

Design ideas: traditional materials
February 16 2016

Garden designer Sarah Price discusses how using traditional, local materials and supporting local craftsmen can give your garden a timeless feel that is grounded in its locality. 

Planting in a Post Wild world
February 16 2016

Book of the month: Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West

Immersive garden space
November 23 2015

Garden designer, Sarah Price looks into the importance of transitions and portals that help create an immersive garden experience. 

Prepare the garden for winter
October 27 2015

Winter is fast approaching so make sure you're prepared for the colder weather before the frost begins to set in. 

Tips for topiary
October 14 2015

Hof ann Buxusbeemden is a beautiful topiary garden in Belgium. Translated from Flemish it means garden of the box meadow. Owners Ann van Gestel and Francis Denayer offer advice on how to create a garden and give 5 top tips for topiary. 

shady corners
October 14 2015

Shade is sometimes seen as a problem but it is the natural habitat for a host of beautiful woodland flowers, ferns and mosses that can create a wonderfully magical atmosphere. Designer Sarah Price shows you how to make the most of shady corners. 

Design ideas: Wild flowers in the garden
October 07 2015

Designer, Sarah Price shows eight ways in which you can improve the ecological status of your garden and add in some natural beauty by simply introducing wild flowers into your planting scheme. 

Allt-y-bela
September 30 2015

The first in a new four-part series with garden designer Arne Maynard at his Monmouthshire home, Allt-y-bela. In the series he will explain how the changing seasons shape his gardening year, beginning as winter approaches, with the importance of structure. 

Hedge laying c. Andrew Montgomery
September 23 2015

The art of hedge laying is a centuries-old skill for creating living, stock-proof fences – and although it requires hard work and patience, practice invariably makes perfect. Here we give you a step-by-step guide on how to lay a hedge, as well as some styles of traditional county hedging styles for inspiration. 

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