Author Archives: Jim Gardner

So much dishonesty and deception.

Whilst reviewing my internet presence and carrying out the tedious but necessary process of checking my position on Google etc. I have been looking at the websites of some other ‘Garden Designers’ in my area. There are a handful who, like myself, have been doing this for some time and have well established websites displaying […]

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A Garden Revisited

I recently went back to visit a small garden we created in Cambridge in early 2014. It was designed to be very low maintenance and included easy care smooth paving and artificial grass. Beds and borders were minimised but the whole design was set at an angle so that the borders would still have some […]

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Work on an estate in Norfolk

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I have been commissioned to design the garden for an estate in Norfolk. Formerly a farmhouse, this has been a residential home for a few decades. The existing grounds where badly neglected prior to being taken on by the current owners and even after examining the site carefully it is apparent that the grounds and […]

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Another Cambridge Town Garden

May 2014 saw the completion of this small Cambridge Garden. The design brief was to create a very low maintenance garden, the rest was left up to me.  

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TOWN GARDEN DESIGN AND LANDSCAPING. CAMBRIDGE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE.

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Town garden Design and Landscaping. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. This property has a fairly small garden, or should that be gardens? It wraps around the property on three side and with a boundary very close to the house on all sides, it is effectively three small gardens, linked by two long pathways. it was decided that the […]

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CREATING A LARGE GARDEN FROM SCRATCH

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Creating a Large Garden From Scratch This project on a large garden near Huntingdon and St Ives in Cambridgeshire took quite some time to get into shape and when we first visited this site it was a field with a horse grazing in it and full of weeds and very overgrown, there was also a […]

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SMART CONTEMPORARY TOWNHOUSE GARDEN

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Smart Contemporary Townhouse Garden With space for building at a premium there has been an increase in townhouses being built with tiny gardens, to maximise the number of properties on a plot. Despite their small size these gardens have an important place in townhouse living. Of course owners want to make the most of the […]

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JUST A SIMPLE FAMILY GARDEN

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Just a Simple Family Garden Not everyone wants to make a dramatic statement with their garden, for some of clients somewhere to sit, a lawn and some attractive borders are all that’s required. This garden belongs to a new build home in Papworth near Cambridge, it’s owners just wanted a simple family garden where they […]

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QUIRKY AND FUNCTIONAL TOWN GARDEN, CAMBRIDGE CITY

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Smart and Functional This small town garden was looking very grotty when I first visited. The paving was badly installed, dirty and had a severe infestation of weeds. Other than the paving there was nothing of note anywhere in the garden. This small courtyard cried out for a designers touch. The budget was modest but […]

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Colourful and Modern, a Garden to Entertain In.

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Colourful and Modern, a Garden to Entertain In. This garden we designed for a new build home in Cambourne, Cambridgeshire, is a striking blend of more traditional colourful planting and sharp contemporary layout and features The main focal point is a Garden Pod, which has been positioned in one corner so that the whole garden […]

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