Author Archives: Jim Gardner

‘The Cabin’ my new Garden Office

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It’s been on the back boiler for a while but in late 2017 I finally got around to building myself a new office in the garden. We have been remodelling the garden to a new design now that the children are older and this will be it’s 3rd incarnation in the 14 years or so […]

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An Awkward family garden

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Here is another example of how I make best use of an awkward shaped garden. In this case it is also a very small space attached to a new build house in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Here I use one of the most versatile tricks in a garden designer’s playbook, which is to change the orientation […]

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Disabled Access Ramp Design.

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I was just going through some old photographs and I came across these from last year when I was asked to design and build a ramp suitable for a powered wheelchair to access the high threshold of this bungalow. The owner asked me because she didn’t like the look of any ramps she had seen […]

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The importance of front gardens.

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Front gardens are often neglected or paved over in favour of parking and yet they can make such a difference to the appearance of your home. Not to mention giving you a real warm welcome feeling when you arrive home after a hard day. Most often people feel that the front garden doesn’t matter so […]

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Garden for a Farmhouse in Peterborough

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Sometime just tackling one small section of a garden can make a huge improvement to the whole. In this case the house had been extended and resulted in a sloping garden running down to the back of the house with no patio or seating area.   I suggested setting out a seating area slightly away […]

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A Landscapers water feature

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Any landscaper will tell you that a single bold statement feature can hold together an entire garden. This project involved taking into consideration three major points of view. First was a 6m wide set of bifold doors framing the view from the kitchen, which really is the center of this home, plus two separate seating […]

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Why choose Gardner’s Gardens?

There are a lot of landscapers out there to chose from, which one is right for you? To some extent that will depend of the nature of your project, if you just want something to tidy the place up, put down some gravel and cut back the forest of brambles at the end of the […]

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Busy Year so far

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2017 has been a very busy year so far, quite a few interesting garden designs have already been fully landscaped in Peterborough, Chatteris, Cambridge, Ramsey, Huntingdon and Cambourne. I will be posting a short article on each as soon as time allows, but as we have had some very good weather this year, I have […]

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A short video showing a project from design to completion.

This garden was designed for a client in Cambourne, Cambridgeshire for a very small garden on the back of a new build home. The garden sloped down from the house to the bottom of the garden the view from the back window was mainly of the side-wall of the house behind them, so I needed […]

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Winters have passed, good designs last.

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My inspiration for this post came when I received an email from an old customer which began, “You transformed our wonderful garden, many moons ago, in Cambourne…”     I’d forgotten this one but, having been reminded, it is certainly worth sharing in a post as it is a good example of how a good […]

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