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Inspiring ideas for your garden

Here we are putting together what we hope will be inspirational ideas to help you create your ideal garden.

Please browse the website for some inspiration but we are also happy to visit you in person for a free initial consultation about how we could improve your garden or exterior space.

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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens – Hampshire

Sir Harrold Hillier (of Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centre fame) began developing these gardens back in 1953. As with many great gardens they mature and improve with age. His specimen tree planting has left us with some magnificent and unusual specimens to enjoy today.  The garden is famous for its seasonal interest. As we are … Continued

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Water features

Water features add movement and atmosphere to a space. They can be natural pools full of wildlife or modernistic works of art, either way they seem to capture the imagination of children and adults alike.

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Seating & Furniture

It is so easy to be swept away by the range of garden furniture on the market but our biggest tip is choose something that will go with the theme and feel of your new garden. Think about how you use the garden, are you sun worshiper needing a comfy lounger or would the space be better served by having a table chairs for sit down meals and BBQ’s with family and friends?

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Summer Garden Design Tips

Some inspirational ideas for adding some heady summer scent to your garden, or finding some room to plant some veggies without spoiling the look of your garden.

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Patios, Paths and Decking

The hard landscaping creates the structure and layout of the garden, creating a thoughtful layout and choosing the appropriate materials for your taste and lifestyle will set the garden off in the right direction. The rest of the garden can then work around this backbone to create the perfect garden for you.

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Lighting can turn a beautiful garden into a magical space when the sun goes down, it also extends the amount of time you can enjoy and use the space. If the garden can be viewed from regularly used rooms in the home then subtle lighting can stop the windows and doors becoming black spaces in the evening and turn them into living artwork. You don’t need to light up the garden like a landing strip, gently uplighting key features in the garden will add interest to the landscape after dark.

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Plants are like the soft furnishings of the garden design world. They soften the space and bring the garden to life, adding interest and colour throughout the seasons. This is one of our favourite parts of the design and build process; putting the plants in.

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