Gardens can be pretty costly these days – Horticultural Week says in the UK around 4.9 billion pounds per year is spent. In the USA, Garden Research report people spend 47.8 billion dollars! Continue reading Garden mistake – avoid this at all costs!
I am often asked how to grow fruit and veg in the garden and still have it look good. In this Successful Garden Design Show episode, we take a look at one of the best organic vegetable gardens in the world – Babylonstoren. Continue reading [DESIGN SHOW 28] Designer fruit, vegetable & herb garden ideas
Incorporating a natural landscape (borrowed view) into the design of your garden can be a daunting challenge… Continue reading [DESIGN SHOW 27] Borrowed Landscapes – Incorporating Views into your Garden
In this Successful Garden Design Show episode, Rachel gives her 3 top planting design tips. She’ll show you exactly how you can create stunning planting borders wherever you are in the world. Continue reading [DESIGN SHOW 26] Planting design tips for great looking borders
Wide, Sloping Garden Design Concept Plan Ideas
In this episode, professional, international garden designer Rachel Mathews will show how she designed a wide, shallow client garden with lots of changes in level.
As you’ll see in the video, the design the landscaping company came up with, wasn’t making the best use of space within the garden or tackling the slope well.
Creating a garden design that flows
It’s important to remember that a garden is a whole entity, not a series of unrelated parts. Knowing this will really help when it comes to creating a design that works seamlessly.
Creative changes in level for sloping gardens
Just because a level change is in a certain place in the garden, doesn’t mean it has to stay there when you landscape your garden. Adjusting the shape and position of the level change can have a dramatic impact on the final look and feel of your design, as Rachel demonstrates in the vide.
Would you like Rachel to design your garden?
If you’d like Rachel to come up with a concept plan design for your garden, head over to the Worldwide Garden Design Service page for more information on how to book your slot and the process involved.
Of if you’d prefer to design your own garden, then sign up for Rachel’s FREE fast-track garden design web classes.
What Would You Like to See Covered in Future Shows?
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I’m very pleased to be featuring Wolfgang’s garden in this week’s SGD Student Hall of Fame. Wolfgang lives in Germany and this is the garden he had to contend with once the house was completed! Continue reading Modern, awkward shape garden design – Wolfgang’s garden
Beautiful small garden transformation
The owner of this lovely small garden in Dubai wanted to create a magical garden for her family. Places to sit to escape the intense sun were also a must. Continue reading Small Garden Plan Review – Dubai
Fibrestone Planter Project
Today we received an image from Ground Level Works in London who had used our new range of fibrestone planters in a project at the Bank of Friendship Pub in Highbury, London.
The colour of the grey, almost concrete, finish of the fibrestone planter looks stunning in comparison to the earthy colours of the plants. Using multiple plants in one container also works well, with complementing hues.
These grey fibrestone planters make a bold statement, which offers an option for design and architectural planting. Contemporary looking, these are ideal for restaurants, hotels and new developments as well as in domestic settings. This type of planter can also be used to create a privacy barrier as they are ideal of planting tall plants such as bamboos or tall grasses.
Sleek, modern, lightweight and extremely durable, these fibrestone planters are a great addition to any garden Tough and robust, they are easy to move and are suitable for all weather conditions.
We love seeing our products being used in such an impressive way, one which would be easily recreated in your business or garden at home. Available online in our store today.
Fibrestone Planter Project
From September our flagship design course, the Great Garden Formula, will have a diploma version available for anyone wishing to design professionally. Continue reading Enter Your Garden To Win A FREE Design Plan