Why seating areas are essential in gardens

Why seating areas are essential in gardens

  Seating areas are essential in gardens to tempt us around the space and to allow us to sit and ponder the beauty surrounding us, whilst resting our weary limbs from all the extreme gardening, or simply just to unwind with a large gin and tonic. However we shouldn’t...
Timeless inspiring gateway designs

Timeless inspiring gateway designs

There is a myriad of gateway designs to draw inspiration from to make the most humble garden something special. However this picture shows a gateway in a garden that is far from humble. This is at Barrington Court in Somerset which had new gardens designed by Gertrude...
My attention focused on gates

My attention focused on gates

I am keeping my attention focused on gates, there’s something quite magical about an interesting gate enticing you in to the unknown. This is where a designer can bring something individual to a garden which is not only a practical object but also a feature and...
Garden gate as a focal point

Garden gate as a focal point

I am moving my focus on from the small to the slightly larger garden details, but still considering how attention to these makes the garden a much better whole. A garden gate is a simple, functional feature that with some thought and design can become a garden focal...
Practical and beautiful garden design

Practical and beautiful garden design

  Practical & Beautiful Practicality and functionality are essential elements of garden design, however beautiful a garden may appear, if it doesn’t work as a useful space then it loses its appeal and becomes irritating rather than pleasurable. This applies to...