Shape and Form
The way we use shape and form is an integral part of garden design which will strongly affect the way the garden makes you feel. Shape and form can draw the eye to a particular feature, or away from a strong boundary line, it can also give a sense of proportion, soften harsh lines, encourage exploration, or create a sense of space or enclosure. Read on to find out 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.
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.
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.
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.
Keeping It Simple
After the recent completion of a beautiful front garden in Newbury, I thought I would highlight how a design -… Read more.
Making the most out of the space available in a garden is a key component to a great design. Often… 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.
Softening the Lines
Many of the gardens we work in have starkly rectangular or very angular boundaries. In addition, many modern houses are… Read more.
Designing on the Diagonal
Garden designers often like to tilt the orientation of a garden so that, for example, lawns and paths run at… Read more.