Category Archives: Landscaping projects

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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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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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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