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Anchor Cottage

There are plenty of spaces for entertaining and relaxing in this wrap around garden.  The inside / outside feel is accentuated with a courtyard setting of sofas, a water feature and fire-table. The contemporary water bowl brings light and sound to the patio by the house, providing year-round interest.  In the evenings the space transforms into a magical garden with a warming fire and lighting in the garden. The outdoor…

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RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

Best of Both Worlds is a show garden inspired by the stories of couples who share a love of gardening - but have very different tastes. The key to a happy partnership? Create a garden for each of them. On one side, a traditional space with loose planting inspired by country gardens; on the other, more defined contemporary geometry. The traditional side has seating for breakfast and lunches; the contemporary…

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New Build Garden in Harpenden - children enjoying garden

New Build Garden, Harpenden

This large town garden was designed for kerb appeal to a new buyer. Large reconstituted stone planters frame the entrance. Planting is formal yet soft. The resin bound driveway is an easy-to- maintain surface that is both modern and traditional in appearance. In the back garden the natural stone terrace is perfect for entertaining. The planted beds set within the terrace help to soften the space and divide it into…

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Large Garden in Harpenden - dog statue

The Koi Pond Garden

Front and back gardens were designed for this newly built property in Hertfordshire. The design for the driveway created a spacious circular bed around the protected Monkey Puzzle tree. The drive is surfaced in resin-bound stone, coloured to sit pleasingly with the house. Large planters with yew balls frame the entrance. A pair of coned holly trees frame the gates, and Rhododendrons and azaleas sweep around the drive with a…

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Formal town Garden Welwyn Garden City

1930s Garden Welwyn Garden City

Rosemary was brought in to renovate this 1930s garden in 2012 and has now worked with three consecutive owners, helping each one bring their own personal touches to the space. This garden had solid structural elements but needed a planting scheme to enhance the mature Rhododendrons and enliven the area closest to the house. A sweeping path leads to a wishing-well brought to England by a previous owner. A surprise…

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