Inspiration & Tips for your Garden Design

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Katie

Chelsea Flower Show 2024 – Trends

News & Musings

We had another brilliant trip to Chelsea Flower Show this year. We've picked out some key trends that we noticed… Read more.

John

A Garden in Thatcham Ready for Long Summer Days

ALDA in Action

This garden has been transformed with a simple yet skillful design. Our team have carefully implemented the design with craftmanship… Read more.

Katie

Gardens Without Lawns

ALDA in Action

Katie Thomas, our garden designer, shares the secrets of creating successful lawn free gardens full of colour and interest. Read more.

John

Planting Takes Place in our February Feature Garden in Woolton Hill

ALDA in Action

We recently finished this calm and contemprary garden with some carefully selected plants to complement the design. Read more.

Katie

Landscaping Techniques for Privacy

Plan Your Garden, Design Challenges

There's something special about a private and secluded garden, a tucked away space to relax and get away from it… Read more.

John

A Perfectly Modern Garden in Calcot

ALDA in Action

This contemporary garden in Calcot has beautiful simplicity at it's heart. We used modern materials and design techniques to create… Read more.

Alison

Children and Gardens – A Few Ideas

Plan Your Garden, Design Challenges

Here are a few ideas on how you can make your garden interesting and engaging for children. Read more.

Katie

Gardens for Wellbeing

Plan Your Garden

Gardens offer endless opportunities to boost our health and wellbeing. This blog is all about designing a garden for relaxation… Read more.

John

A Garden in Thatcham with Curve Appeal

ALDA in Action

This new garden design uses curves to break up the straight lines of the house and garden and to smooth… Read more.

Katie

Garden Design – Adding Value to Your Home

Plan Your Garden

Did you know that redesigning your garden is a great way to increase the value of your home? At ALDA… Read more.

John

A Stunning Contemporary Garden Update in Woolton Hill

ALDA in Action

Take a peek at this recent garden in Woolton Hill, and see what a difference a new patio can make! Read more.

Alison

Top Plants for Winter and Early Spring Interest

Plants, Plan Your Garden

Here's an inspiring selection of winter and early spring interest plants to keep your garden looking bright and colourful through… Read more.

Katie

Reasons to Redesign Your Garden

Plan Your Garden

Many of us live increasingly busy lives, and our gardens have the potential to benefit us in many ways. Here… Read more.

Katie

My Favourite Shrubs for Year-Round Interest

ALDA in Action

Here are some hard working shrubs that bring beauty to the garden throughout the year - and particularly when they're… Read more.

John

A Look Back at 2023…

ALDA in Action

It has been another busy year at ALDA! Here's a look back over the year, to show you some of… Read more.

Katie

Native Plants

Plants, Wildlife, Plan Your Garden

Encouraging biodiversity and wildlife into our gardens is a current hot topic in the landscaping and horticultural industry. Our towns… Read more.

John

A Contemporary Secluded Garden in Lower Earley

ALDA in Action

Modern garden aesthetics come together to create this secluded and contemporary oasis. Read more.

Alison

Screening Plants & Ideas for Confined Spaces

Plants, Plan Your Garden

Get inspiration and learn about plants suitable for screening in smaller gardens. Read more.

Katie

How to Look After Your Climbers

ALDA in Action

Climbing plants are wonderful for adding height and colour to your garden and there is a climber suited to every… Read more.

John

Transforming a Garden in Wanborough With a Contemporary Design

ALDA in Action

In this exciting new design, sharp contemporary features come together to create a garden which sits beautifully with a modern… Read more.

Katie

How to Look After Your Roses

How to Look After..., Maintain Your Garden

In this third blog in our series on roses, we look at how to care for your roses to ensure… Read more.

Katie

Where to Use Roses

ALDA in Action

Roses are a great choice for contemporary gardens, and can be used in a variety of situations to create impact.… Read more.

John

Traditional Topiary Transforms a Large Garden in Crookham

ALDA in Action

A beautifully formal topiary garden takes centre stage in this large open garden. Read more.

Alison

Lawn Calendar: How to Look After Your Lawn

ALDA in Action, Lawn Care

In this blog, we’ve put together some pointers for those of you who want to ensure your lawn remains in… Read more.

Katie

Types of Roses

Plants, Plan Your Garden

Roses are some of the most popular and beautiful garden plants. Here's a simple guide to some of the favourite… Read more.

Alison

Wide Borders – How to Make Them Work

ALDA in Action, Plan Your Garden, Design Challenges

Wide deep borders can present a challenge, but they also offer lots of scope for impact and creativity. Here's some… Read more.

John

Chelsea Flower Show 2023 – Highlights

News & Musings

We had an inspiratational day at Chelsea 2023, so I'd like to share with you my six stand out moments. Read more.

Katie

How to Look After Your Herbaceous Perennials

How to Look After..., Maintain Your Garden

Caring for your herbaceous perennials is a rewarding part of gardening, as you get up close to your plants and… Read more.

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