Category Archives: Garden Designs

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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Design for a small front garden

It often seems that front gardens are very much neglected these days. Most are concreted over for parking and the remainder are seen as a nuisance and given very little attention.   It’s a great shame because front gardens are so important, not only in the way they can enhance or detract from the appearance […]

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Creating an a-MAZE-ing feature.

Sorry about the red top headline, but today I am designing a large scale garden maze and it is the first one I have had the opportunity to design for a few years. I am really quite excited about this one, it is going to be quite a challenge, both to perfect my my idea and […]

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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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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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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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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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