Spanish inspiration

Spanish inspiration

People sometimes ask us where do you get your ideas from, what inspires you, what makes you a garden designer? The answer is many things, which is part of the delight of being a designer. Our job is to design a fabulous garden for you, but in order to do that our...
La Casa Lagarto, Toque, La Palma

La Casa Lagarto, Toque, La Palma

This month’s blog has been written by Kevin Lycett, a friend of ours who is interested in garden design.  He has gone out as our roving reporter.  We hope you enjoy it and feel inspired. An unexpected gardening success A first time visitor to the Todoque region of La...
I feel the earth move under my feet

I feel the earth move under my feet

Recently we ran a blog about the secret life of trees, exploring how they communicate with each other through a web of roots and fungus in the soil. Until recently this interconnected world beneath the soil was almost completely unknown and it sparked a curiosity in...
The Triumph of Modernism

The Triumph of Modernism

‘Bring the outside in and the inside out’. ‘Make the garden an outside room’. How many times do we hear these concepts? They have become a near universal part of modern garden design. But where do they come from? And why do so many houses being built now, along with...
The Hidden Trees Of Life

The Hidden Trees Of Life

When I was a child I picked up the notion from somewhere that the roots of a tree always exactly mirror the canopy, in both extent and depth. Well I’ve seen enough blown over trees to know that isn’t quite the case, but this year I’ve found out that what trees get up...