Wonderful Winter Plants

Wonderful Winter Plants

At North Leeds Garden Design we’re often asked to design a garden with year-round appeal from the planting. Many of our customers obviously think it’s quite a challenging ask to have plants of interest in the garden in winter as well as summer. But I have to say that...

To Be or Not To Be

To Be or Not To Be

Did you know that Shakespeare knew all about compost? In Hamlet Act 3 he has Hamlet pleading with Gertrude not to ‘spread compost upon the weeds, to make them ranker’…. sounds erious stuff! While you can, of course, spread your compost on weeds if you really want to,...

Friendly Advice…

Friendly Advice…

I’ve just returned from visiting a friend in London and whilst I was there she wanted some advice for her garden – not an uncommon request! She has lived there for three years and now has two young children. They lead busy lives and want a green oasis in their corner...

A visit to York Gate Garden

A visit to York Gate Garden

There’s always something new to see at York Gate, the renowned garden in Leeds developed by the Spencer family over 40 years. Its design draws inspiration from the Arts & Crafts movement- but its impeccable appearance today is a testament to the many volunteers...

Take Charge of your Garden

Take Charge of your Garden

Designing your own garden space It’s time to get the garden ready for summer. But this is also the time of year when some of us realise we need to do a more thorough job than just mowing the lawn and pulling out a few weeds. In fact, with a sinking heart we realise we...

Garden Design in winter?!?

Garden Design in winter?!?

So this summer you’d like to be enjoying a glass of wine whilst watching the children play in a well thought out outdoor space? It might be a cold winter day in Harrogate, Wetherby or Leeds – but now’s the perfect time to start planning your new garden. The garden design process starts by instructing a garden designer and finishes with that perfect garden in the heat of June – well maybe not cracking-the-flagstones hot but hot enough to sit outside and enjoy your garden!

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