Serre de la Madone garden, Menton

  http://www.serredelamadone.com This garden was designed by the same man that designed the garden at Hidcote Manor in England, Major Lawrence Johnson.  Between 1924 and 1939 he acquired seven hectares of land which he created into his ‘earthly paradise’ – a unique exotic landscaped garden (juxtaposition of different compartmental areas referred to as ‘green rooms’) […]

Cantilevered benches in Wandsworth

This was a typical small fairly overgrown garden.  And considering it was small it had a mass of heavy large mature shrubs in it all which had become overgrown and ‘woody’.  It was time for a change so with a very simple garden design we created an immediate sense of space, clean lines and good […]

Raised bed planting in Wimbledon

This garden in Wimbledon had two long raised beds on either side – one side receiving a mass of sunshine and the other side fairly shady so the planting had to reflect that. Here are some of the plants we used: The colour palette was whites/greens, pinks, soft purples, bright and soft blues:  lavenders, nepetas, […]

Pretty garden in Wandsworth with garden office

This is a lovely long garden with herbaceous borders on either side.  The garden is  located in Wandsworth.  Parts of the garden are in heavy shade a lot of the time and so this had to be taken into account when planting.  The owner wanted to retain an English country garden effect but also wanted […]

Great Dixter

I went to visit Great Dixter in May when the poppies were out, but you can guarantee that it is at it’s peak now.  It has stunning herbaceous borders, beautiful flower colour combinations and a lot of different ‘rooms’ of interest. Go and see it if you can.   Great Dixter  was the family home of […]

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