A busy (& wet!) October
It's been a busy few weeks for ALDA in a month which saw record beating rainfall - the team pulled… Read more.
Finishing touches to contemporary angular garden
We've recently added the finishing touches to the stunning contemporary garden in Kingwood Common, featured as an 'in progress' blog… Read more.
Copper Beech (Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea)
The copper beech, also known as purple beech, has to be one of my favourite trees - I'm fortunate enough… Read more.
A very contemporary take on a back garden for a stunning modern home
What’s left to do The raised beds will be finished off with a cladding of smooth softwood decking boards, which… Read more.
Noticed anything different around here?
If you're a regular visitor to our website, you'll probably have noticed that things have changed a little! We were… Read more.
Using Curves in Garden Design
Have you ever noticed how the majority of gardens are rectangular in shape? It can be rather a headache for… Read more.
Curved lines transform a garden in Thatcham
The brief for one of our latest projects involved creating a beautiful garden that would make the most of every… Read more.
Keeping It Simple
After the recent completion of a beautiful front garden in Newbury, I thought I would highlight how a design -… Read more.
Four front gardens with kerb appeal…
During 2019 we noticed an increase in clients asking us to update the look of their front gardens. This often… Read more.
6 ideas to steal from our most recent design build project in Wokingham
Work has just completed on our most recent design and build project in Wokingham. This time around, we thought it… Read more.
Making the most out of the space available in a garden is a key component to a great design. Often… Read more.
Before & After: A Victorian Terrace Courtyard Garden
A quick before and after blog post to share with you photos of a courtyard garden project we undertook a… Read more.
2020… and a smart feature pathway in Twyford
It is all too easy to neglect our front garden in favour of the space at the back of our… Read more.
5 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Gardeners
Five last minute gift ideas for the gardeners in your life! Get inspired by the following (but hurry up, Christmas is… Read more.
Winter doesn’t have to mean a dull garden
The cold weather has arrived and Christmas is quickly approaching. This is the time of year when your garden does… Read more.
A stunning curved seat makes a real statement piece…
Update 9/12/2019: See new photos showing the newly laid lawn below. Things are taking shape at our recent design project… Read more.
Before & After: Ultra Contemporary Family Garden
We've just published another featured project - this time an ultra contemporary family garden in Twyford. The brief was to… Read more.
A front and back garden on a steep slope…
...how Katie Thomas, our in-house designer took on the challenge of coming up with a design for a front and… Read more.
Before & After: An Eclectic Yet Functional Garden
We've just published a couple of new featured projects, and thought we'd highlight one of them here on our blog… Read more.
Adding structure to planting borders
A very common request when discussing planting requirements with clients is for a garden with year-round interest - it normally… Read more.
What a difference a border makes
One of the most common requests I receive from clients when designing gardens is to ensure that the planting (amongst… Read more.
Trending at Chelsea 2019
From John and Kate's recent visit, details of what was trending at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2019... THE COLOUR… Read more.
Porcelain paving is proving a popular choice
We have noticed a real trend over the last 2 years for using porcelain tiles in our clients’ gardens. So… Read more.
A new brick wall in Caversham takes on a period feel…
Our brief was to transform our client's front garden, creating a design that would compliment the period character of their… Read more.
Get the Look: Create a Contemporary Garden
We've recently completed a stunning contemporary garden in Twyford... This garden was transformed with a modern new look, and we… Read more.
Dealing with a sloping garden
One of our recent designs involved creating a back garden design for a client whose recent extension left them with… Read more.
The Garden in Winter
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.
Garden Design Psychology
For me, one of the joys of designing, and then constructing gardens for people is witnessing the pleasure that clients… Read more.