Category Archives: Townhouse Gardens

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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Modern Small Garden

Small gardens are very much the norm these days. They also tend to lack any privacy and can leave the owners feeling very exposed and uncomfortable about being overlooked by dozens of neighbouring windows.   It’s not often a practical solution to screen the garden with extra high fences and tall trees and shrubs as […]

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Contemporary Townhouse Garden

The rising cost of land and pressure for more housing has seen a huge rise in the popularity of town house accompanied by a trend for ever shrinking garden sizes.   First floor lounges and balconies are a great place to view your garden from, and for showing up a poor or weak design. Strong […]

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The smallest garden I have ever designed

This garden is exceptionally small, in fact there is barely enough room for a rotary washing line. Good design can make all the difference where space is limited by maximising the potential of every square inch. I this instance the garden has been realigned so that the new axis is from the kitchen doors to […]

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Vegetable plots can look stylish.

Many years ago I had the privilege of dining at Raymond Blancs restaurant, Le Manoir Aux Petit Quat Saisons, in Oxfordshire, there he has a particularly impressive vegetable garden where they grow many of the herbs and vegetables used in the restaurant. This productive garden only resembles your Grandad’s allotment tin so much as it is […]

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A Town Garden

This is quite an unusual town garden which wraps around the house. None of the areas are very big but they go around almost three and half sides of the property creating a challenging design commission for me but, one with lots of possibilities.     The client wanted water features, places to entertain, somewhere […]

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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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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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