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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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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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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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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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Townhouse Gardens

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With more pressure on available land for housing there a been a resurgence in the trend to go up! Only this time its not high rise multi occupancy tower blocks, it is instead three and four story single occupancy townhouses. The imperative to get the most from the limited land available also means that the gardens attached to properties tend […]

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