Category Archives: Garden design

The 9 best free online landscape and garden design tools

While you can plan your garden or landscaping just using your own imagination, viewing it on paper or on design software usually gives better results. You don’t have to spend money on expensive software to plan a patio, deck, or garden – there are plenty of free tools that you can access right from your […]

Duchess of Cambridge unveils garden design at Chelsea Flower Show

The Duchess of Cambridge revealed the garden she designed for the Chelsea Flower Show in a playful image posted by Kensington Palace. The photo, taken by a palace aide last week, shows Kate happily testing a swing on the road as part of the plot meant to rekindle the magic of childhood. The garden aims […]

Chester Children’s Charity Reveals Garden Design for RHS Tatton Flower Show

Chester-based landscaping company The Cheshire Garden unveiled the design for a memorial garden for the 25th anniversary of Children Today Charitable Trust. Jane Bingham of The Cheshire Garden and Penny Hearn of Planting with Penny collaborated on the design of the garden, which is called Let’s Go Fly A Kite! The Concept Garden will be […]

The wild and sustainable look is the trend in garden design

Whether on a huge estate or outside of a tiny home, the modern garden aims for wild landscapes, native species and harmonious transitions to a natural environment, according to a new book showcasing the work of prominent designers from contemporary gardens. In “Garden Wild: Wildflower Meadows, Prairie-Style Plantings, Rockeries, Ferneries, and Other Sustainable Designs Inspired […]

Henry Homeyer: 8 tips for a good garden design from Piet Oudolf | Community-News

I was recently in my garden and noticed that my tall decorative grass looked quite run down. I have a tuft of fountain grass (Miscanthus sinensis), a variety called “Morning Light”. It’s time to cut back all the stems and flowers that have withstood, for the most part, the winter winds. Looking at it reminded […]

8 garden design tips for clients, staff

Composting is still a mystery to many homeowners. They need step-by-step instructions and easy-to-use compost bins to get them actively composted.. . PIXAVRIL, ADOBE STOCK The weather is rarely a mild event here in Texas. More like a wide swinging pendulum reaching extremes at either end of its journey. That said, there is no denying […]

The Grande Dame of Garden Design shares her favorite things

Photo: Andy Sewell for the WSJ. Magazine Through Arabella lennox boyd February 11, 2019 9:07 a.m. ET Photo: Andy Sewell for the WSJ. Magazine “My passion for collecting trees began in 1990. To date, I have planted over 7,000 trees at Gresgarth Hall [in Lancashire, England]. The pinus lambertiana pine cone in the middle of […]

Auction lot reveals the marketing genius of premier garden design entrepreneur Humphry Repton

Tom derbyshire Dec 14 2018 This year marked the bicentennial of his death and as well as a series of events held to celebrate his genius, 2018 ends with an intriguing item offered in the December 19 book sale at the Tennants auction house in Leyburn , North Yorkshire, demonstrating its entrepreneurial spirit. Repton (1752-1818), […]