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Smart Landscape Design – An Urban Retreat

Smart Landscape Design – An Urban Retreat

This award-winning garden is the perfect urban retreat. It was designed and built by our Bristol-based customers, Smart Landscape Design. As specialists in creating gardens that are detailed, personal, imaginative and rewarding, they certainly deserved their two BALI Awards; Principal award for best in category (Domestic Garden Construction £60-100k) along with the award for Best Newcomer to BALI. This award-winning back garden was the first part of a large project that also encompassed two further spaces. These include the front driveway…

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James Dobson – Modern Garden Transformation

James Dobson – Modern Garden Transformation

Bringing the ‘inside’ outside is a common theme in modern garden design. This has never been more evident than in 2020. With travel restricted, the need for a comfortable and social outside space has become very important. Our customer, Gardens by James Dobson provided just this, in the form of a complete garden transformation for their clients. Based in Worcester, Gardens by James Dobson provide a tailored service to their clients, ensuring that each garden is personal to them. The…

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Petrina’s Garden Pond

Petrina’s Garden Pond

Lockdown 2020 has led to a lot of things, unexpected garden renovation being amongst them! So that is exactly how our customer’s Petrina & Nigel found themselves with a stunning new garden pond. In their own words, they talk us through how their fantastic garden, including brand new pond came to be! The Back Story On the 23rd March 2020 our plans to have a year of travelling were put on hold. Unfortunately lock-down happened less than a week before…

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5 Simple Ways To Maintain A Gravel Garden

5 Simple Ways To Maintain A Gravel Garden

Gravel gardens can be a great option for areas of your outdoor space. They look fabulous and are generally easy to maintain. It is important to know how to maintain a gravel garden in order to keep your space looking pristine. Gravel gardens are often chosen as an alternative to traditional turf gardens, as they require little effort all year round. In addition, you only need to water the plants and weeds are less common so you can say goodbye…

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Flourishing Gardens – A Beautiful Beach Themed Garden

Flourishing Gardens – A Beautiful Beach Themed Garden

What better way to enjoy the beach all year round than have your own beautiful beach themed garden! As a Brighton based company, our customer Flourishing Gardens have a lot to inspire them. Therefore it is no surprise that they are experts in beach themed landscape design, construction and maintenance. The Brief This particular beach themed garden is located on the cliff tops in Rottingdean, just outside of Brighton. It was created for clients who are NHS workers and required…

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Yew Gardens – A Beautiful Split Level Garden

Yew Gardens – A Beautiful Split Level Garden

Our Customer Yew Gardens who are based in Wales, specialise in garden design and construction. They completed this beautiful split level garden for their client whose outside area included a steep slope. The Design Their client approached them through Instagram, having seen inspirational pictures of their previous work. As they were unsure how they could improve their outside space, they needed some professional help. This was largely due to the fact their garden had a steep slope leading away from…

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Slate Seating Area For Community Garden

Slate Seating Area For Community Garden

Our Blue Slate 20mm was used to create a slate seating area for a community garden. Members of the Dahlia Gardening Club use the Garden. They are a newly formed charity gardening club of over 60’s, living in Sheltered Accommodation blocks in Southampton. They wanted to create a slate seating area to improve their communal garden so residents can sit comfortably there. In warmer weather the area will also hold community and social events. The Project Julie from Dahlia Gardening…

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How To Design A Garden

How To Design A Garden

Winter is the best time to start preparing a re-design of your garden. By planning early you have a better chance of booking a garden designer and contractors if required. Additionally you will have time to organise your planting schedule. Do you need a garden designer? We recommend employing one if you have a large area to renovate or if you have very limited experience of gardening. A garden designer can take a lot of the stress out of the…

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How To Use Slate In Your Garden

How To Use Slate In Your Garden

If you are looking for a versatile, low maintenance landscaping product then slate could be your answer. Using slate in your garden ensures you have a wide variety of complementary products on offer. This decorative aggregate comes in a wide range of slate stone products including Slate Chippings, Paddlestones, Mini Mulch, Rockery, Monoliths and Feature Stones. As slate is a recycled product it is also more environmentally friendly than most decorative aggregates. We offer slate products in 5 stunning colour…

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Luke’s Wildlife Garden

Luke’s Wildlife Garden

Climate change and the diminishing of wildlife species are of very real concern. Therefore we were delighted to hear from our customer Luke from GrowN22 C.I.C. He has designed a wildlife garden to fight both of these things. Luke is one of the founders of GrowN22. It is an organisation that was set up to transform disused and neglected spaces across Haringey into vibrant community gardens. He has used a variety of our decorative aggregates in this fantastic project. Luke’s…

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