With summer in full swing, many of you might be thinking of having a garden party, whether that’s a traditional barbeque or something a little more up market. As long as the weather stays fine and the guests arrive on time, the chances are you are going to have a good time.
Garden Shows have become a mainstay in the British calendar, not only popular with keen gardeners and garden designers, these fantastic events are now also a firm family favourite. Whether you are looking for the latest innovations from your favourite nursery, new ideas for fruit and veg for your allotment, looking for exciting furniture for your garden or simply want a great day out with your family, UK garden and flower shows can deliver.
Scandi Style is very much the in vogue design concept at the moment, influencing fashion with great designers like Stockholm girl Ann-Sofie Back and food influences such as the famous Noma restaurant in Copenhagen. Scandinavian Style is on the map and nowhere is this more apparent than in our homes and now our gardens. Incorporating clean lines and understated elegance, with a thought and the right choice of plants and furniture you can easily bring a touch of Nordic charm to your outdoor space in no time at all.
Gardens are a place to relax, have fun and spend time with your family, but walk into a romantic garden and your whole mood can change. Hidden doors, secret sitting areas and secluded spaces all wound together with a soft curved design and colourful planting can bring out the softer side in all of us.
The Royal Horticultural Society is actually a charity and its main aim is to help develop and promote all aspects of horticulture and gardening. It does this in a variety of ways, including putting on events such as the Chelsea Flower Show as well as running educational courses for amateur and professional gardeners. It gets involved in areas such as the science of horticulture and has a large collection of books and artwork in the RHS Lindley Library, one of the most important horticultural resources in the world.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show last week presented an amazing spectacle. Sadly I am neither a celebrity nor royalty, so I wasn’t there on the first day. But like many of you, I saw on telly the bands by the Great Pavilion, the dancers whirling, and the...
We all understand the concept of a ‘architecturally designed home’ but many of us would not apply the same design strong techniques to our gardens, and there is no reason not to!
There is nothing better, on a sunny afternoon, than wandering around the grounds of an historic or country home to see how they have designed or planted their gardens. Garden designs in these places vary enormously, some are designed to be beautiful, some...
'Transition' garden wins Silver Gilt Award at Harrogate Spring Flower Show We are thrilled to anounce we were awared a Sliver Gilt Medal for our show garden at this years Harrogate Flower Show, below is the press release about our garden "Transition" You...
‘Vintage’ has never been so modern! From vintage cocktails, to vintage dresses, to vintage interiors, the fashion world is harking back to yesteryear for inspiration and there is no reason why your garden can’t do the same.