John

A busy (& wet!) October

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

It's been a busy few weeks for ALDA in a month which saw record beating rainfall - the team pulled… Read more.

John

Finishing touches to contemporary angular garden

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

We've recently added the finishing touches to the stunning contemporary garden in Kingwood Common, featured as an 'in progress' blog… Read more.

John

Copper Beech (Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea)

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

The copper beech, also known as purple beech, has to be one of my favourite trees - I'm fortunate enough… Read more.

John

A very contemporary take on a back garden for a stunning modern home

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

What’s left to do The raised beds will be finished off with a cladding of smooth softwood decking boards, which… Read more.

John

Noticed anything different around here?

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

If you're a regular visitor to our website, you'll probably have noticed that things have changed a little! We were… Read more.

Katie

Using Curves in Garden Design

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

Have you ever noticed how the majority of gardens are rectangular in shape? It can be rather a headache for… Read more.

John

Curved lines transform a garden in Thatcham

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

The brief for one of our latest projects involved creating a beautiful garden that would make the most of every… Read more.

Katie

Keeping It Simple

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Planting Themes

After the recent completion of a beautiful front garden in Newbury, I thought I would highlight how a design -… Read more.

John

Four front gardens with kerb appeal…

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

During 2019 we noticed an increase in clients asking us to update the look of their front gardens. This often… Read more.

John

6 ideas to steal from our most recent design build project in Wokingham

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

Work has just completed on our most recent design and build project in Wokingham. This time around, we thought it… Read more.

Katie

Angular Design

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Patios

Making the most out of the space available in a garden is a key component to a great design. Often… Read more.

John

Before & After: A Victorian Terrace Courtyard Garden

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

A quick before and after blog post to share with you photos of a courtyard garden project we undertook a… Read more.

John

2020… and a smart feature pathway in Twyford

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Patios

It is all too easy to neglect our front garden in favour of the space at the back of our… Read more.

John

5 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Gardeners

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

Five last minute gift ideas for the gardeners in your life! Get inspired by the following (but hurry up, Christmas is… Read more.

Katie

Winter doesn’t have to mean a dull garden

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Plants

The cold weather has arrived and Christmas is quickly approaching. This is the time of year when your garden does… Read more.

John

A stunning curved seat makes a real statement piece…

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Patios

Update 9/12/2019: See new photos showing the newly laid lawn below. Things are taking shape at our recent design project… Read more.

Alison

Before & After: Ultra Contemporary Family Garden

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

We've just published another featured project - this time an ultra contemporary family garden in Twyford. The brief was to… Read more.

John

A front and back garden on a steep slope…

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

...how Katie Thomas, our in-house designer took on the challenge of coming up with a design for a front and… Read more.

Alison

Before & After: An Eclectic Yet Functional Garden

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

We've just published a couple of new featured projects, and thought we'd highlight one of them here on our blog… Read more.

Katie

Adding structure to planting borders

Advice, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Plants

A very common request when discussing planting requirements with clients is for a garden with year-round interest - it normally… Read more.

Alison

What a difference a border makes

Advice, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

One of the most common requests I receive from clients when designing gardens is to ensure that the planting (amongst… Read more.

John

Trending at Chelsea 2019

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

From John and Kate's recent visit, details of what was trending at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2019... THE COLOUR… Read more.

John

Porcelain paving is proving a popular choice

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Patios

We have noticed a real trend over the last 2 years for using porcelain tiles in our clients’ gardens. So… Read more.

John

A new brick wall in Caversham takes on a period feel…

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

Our brief was to transform our client's front garden, creating a design that would compliment the period character of their… Read more.

John

Get the Look: Create a Contemporary Garden

Advice, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

We've recently completed a stunning contemporary garden in Twyford... This garden was transformed with a modern new look, and we… Read more.

Katie

Dealing with a sloping garden

Advice, How to cope with..., Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

One of our recent designs involved creating a back garden design for a client whose recent extension left them with… Read more.

Alison

The Garden in Winter

Advice, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

Let’s face it, gardens don’t always look their best in mid-winter. Yet, looking out at my back garden this morning,… Read more.

Alison

Garden Design Psychology

Advice, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

For me, one of the joys of designing, and then constructing gardens for people is witnessing the pleasure that clients… Read more.

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From planning a new border to a complete garden remodel, we pride ourselves on transforming ideas into beautiful reality, with minimum disruption. If you’re based in or around the Reading and Newbury area, we’d love to meet and discuss your project in detail – book your free no-obligation garden consultation today. We do get pretty booked up, particularly during the Spring, so plan ahead if possible!