Plan Your Garden
If you’re looking for ideas for your garden or are interested in reading about our garden design topics, you will find them all here. Use the drop down menu for specific design topics or simply browse or use the search box in the bar above. Enjoy!
Screening Plants & Ideas for Confined Spaces
Get inspiration and learn about plants suitable for screening in smaller gardens. Read more.
Types of Roses
Roses are some of the most popular and beautiful garden plants. Here's a simple guide to some of the favourite… Read more.
Wide Borders – How to Make Them Work
Wide deep borders can present a challenge, but they also offer lots of scope for impact and creativity. Here's some… Read more.
Shutter Screen Fencing: A Contemporary Screening Solution
Shutter Screen fences are becoming increasingly popular with our clients as an attractive and contemporary screening option. Read more.
Laying A New Patio: What’s Involved?
Have you every wondered all the stages we go through when laying a new patio? Here's a quick look at… Read more.
An Introduction to Garden Lighting
As the evenings draw in, magically transform your garden after dusk with lighting, and create beautiful effects to enjoy in… Read more.
Types of Garden Lighting
Here's a useful guide on some of the popular garden lights available and where to use them. Read more.
Whether they take the form of a hedge, fence, trellis with climbers or a strategically placed tree, screens are an… Read more.
Planting for Pergolas
Structures such as pergolas are brilliant for creating a focal feature in the garden - even more so when they… Read more.
Dealing With Severe Garden Drainage Issues
If your garden is frequently flooded or waterlogged, you will know how frustrating it can be. Land drainage systems can… Read more.
Pergolas and Archways
A pergola or archway is the perfect feature to incorporate into a garden design. It will add height and year-round… Read more.
How To Cope With Wet Soils and Gardens
If you constantly find yourself battling a soggy, wet garden, you're likely wondering what you can do about it. This… Read more.
Perfect Pond Plants
A pond can be a wonderful feature to any garden and an important part of a successfully designed pond are… Read more.
Environmentally Friendly Choices for your Garden Design
If you're thinking of re-designing your garden or an area of it, it is well worth taking some time to… Read more.
ALDA’s Garden Drainage Guide
Whilst garden drainage may not be the most riveting of gardening subjects, it is nonetheless an important factor in any… Read more.
Paving Comparison Guide
Choosing paving materials for your new patio can seem a little daunting - and understandably so. The decision you make… Read more.
A Quick Look At Lawn Shape
Whilst you might not always notice it, your lawn shape can greatly affect the look and feel of your garden.… Read more.
Plants for Winter Wildlife
We can all give wildlife a helping hand this winter by planting some of these wildlife friendly plants in our… Read more.
Designing with Balance
We are all looking for balance in our lives and this is also reflected in our outdoor spaces. In this… Read more.
Ideas for a Beautiful Winter Garden
Read on for tips on how to make your garden extra special this winter. Read more.
Designing with plant shape and form
Considering the shape and form of plants is essential for any good garden design. Here we look at how plant… Read more.
Patio Design Guide
It is easy to underestimate the impact a new patio can have on your garden. This patio design guide takes… Read more.
A lawn is usually a vital element to a garden design and often a key part of a client’s brief.… Read more.
What are the best lawn alternatives?
Traditional lawns lack biodiversity and can sometimes be tricky to maintain if your garden is shady or particularly small. In… Read more.
Using colour in your garden
Colour is an important part of any garden design. In most designs, it's the plants that provide the colour, so… Read more.
Long Flowering Perennials For Your Summer Borders
A well-designed garden provides interest from early spring through to late autumn. If clients are looking for a low maintenance… Read more.
Really Useful Little Plants
Every designer has a "go-to" list of trusty plants that they use many times and love because they will always… Read more.
The Planting Plan Process: How it works
With the weather starting to warm up and having spent a lot of time on designing and implementing planting plans… Read more.