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RHS Chelsea 2017 RHS Chelsea 2017

This year I was lucky enough to be working at the RHS Chelsea Flower show, where I planted out a Gold Medal winning garden. ‘Mind Trap’ was a Fresh Garden sponsored by idverde Europe’s leading green services provider.  The garden was conceived by Ian Price, from Northern Ireland...

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RHS Hampton Court 2016 RHS Hampton Court 2016

A Summer Retreat offered a place of beauty to sit in peace, inspired by the Arts & Crafts Movement, embracing the values of simplicity, craftsmanship and nature.  The exuberant and colourful planting was contained by orderley geometric shapes in the form of hedges, paths, seating and a summ...

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RHS Tatton Silver Gilt 2015 RHS Tatton Silver Gilt 2015

Maggie’s Water Garden Celebrating 25 Years of homes4U, was awarded a Silver Gilt medal at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2015. This ambitious galvanized steel water garden with its white and green planting was inspired by the Art Deco period, creating a place of calm to sit, meditate and refl...

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RHS Tatton Gold Medal 2014 RHS Tatton Gold Medal 2014

Maggie’s Forest Garden was awarded Best Show Garden and RHS Gold Medal for this inspired multi layered design. The timber planters represented the then fifteen Maggie’s centres across the UK, whilst the swings and water brought calm and movement to the garden. ...

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Driveway with planting Driveway with planting

This house has been extended and modernised and a new drive way area was designed to reflect the style, with planting suitable for shade.  The later photographs show the planting 6 months on and are admired by the many passers by!...

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Mosaic Seaside path Mosaic Seaside path

This mosaic was a long time in the preparation but worth the wait, build during the winter storms in North Wales.  The result is appreciated not only by the client and those using this special seaside house, but also by the many passers by....

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Urban garden Urban garden

‘From a Jungle to Joy’… the client never sat in their garden nor paid it any attention until spring of 2016 they decided to find ‘someone to take on such a challenge’.  We explored ideas suitable for their wants and needs, of sitting areas, low maintenance, movement and informal planti...

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Modern Garden Modern Garden

This compact area to the rear of the house was designed to compliment the recent modern extention.  The raised beds provide easy access and wrap the colours and textures of the plants around the area.  A wooden bicycle / tool shed with a green roof and two seating areas were also included withi...

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Raise patio area Raise patio area

This garden area was created to give a patio area directly outside the new kitchen extention with a further larger raised patio area providing family entertaining and screen from the neighbouring properties.  These photos show work in progress as the finishing touches are applied....

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A Family Garden A  Family Garden

This family garden was updated to include a large patio area close to the house surrounded by raised beds, with a childrens play area adjacent.  The lawn was leveled and the side path leads to a sunken patio for entertainment....

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Courtyard garden Courtyard garden

The main brief for this garden was to design a welcoming space, giving sancturary and a secret garden ambiance.  Providing focal points and interest from the windows overlooking the garden.  There is still finishing work to be done and ideas for the screening are still being considered. Overall...

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Garden re styled Garden re styled

This design brief was to create an area for enjoyment and entertaining, incorporating the exisiting patio.   The raised wooden beds and pergola provide balance to the new oak planters with obelisks. The lawn was reshaped and the evening seated area moved to a more central position....

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Small design projects Small design projects

These are all small projects which have been created using customers existing materials, usually found hidden away within their garden. Slates, tiles, rockery stones can all be recycled to provide a little inspirational moment!...

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Planting new boarder Planting new boarder

These new boarders were the finishing touch to a renovated garden.  The client required textured plants with tonal colours in keeping with the new walls and paint colours....

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Planting boarder with a view Planting boarder with a view

This newly created boarder looks out over a golf course with beautiful trees and colour.  The customer requested a boarder which created a barrier without blocking the view and would keep some of the leaves out of the garden!...

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Planting new curved boarder Planting new curved boarder

This is a planting scheme where the customer required a completed new boarder to be planted providing interest and colour within this re styled garden area....

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