Inspiration & Tips for your Garden Design

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John

New Planting for a Garden in Hermitage

ALDA in Action

Here's our latest update on a new garden in Hermitage. Now that spring has arrived, we've been able to get… Read more.

Katie

Environmentally Friendly Choices for your Garden Design

Wildlife, Plan Your Garden

If you're thinking of re-designing your garden or an area of it, it is well worth taking some time to… Read more.

John

Bringing Design and Function to a Compact Town Garden in Reading

ALDA in Action

This month we've been busy transforming a small town garden into a neat and functional space with focal areas for… Read more.

John

ALDA’s Garden Drainage Guide

Plan Your Garden, Patios, Drainage

Whilst garden drainage may not be the most riveting of gardening subjects, it is nonetheless an important factor in any… Read more.

John

Transform Your Patio In Time For Summer

ALDA in Action

Over time patios can take a battering from all thats thrown at them - the weather, general wear and tear… Read more.

John

Paving Comparison Guide

Plan Your Garden, Patios

Choosing paving materials for your new patio can seem a little daunting - and understandably so. The decision you make… Read more.

Katie

A Quick Look At Lawn Shape

Lawns, Plan Your Garden

Whilst you might not always notice it, your lawn shape can greatly affect the look and feel of your garden.… Read more.

John

Transforming a ‘Blank Canvas’ into a Garden with Purpose and Style in Hermitage

ALDA in Action

Starting with a blank canvas, we've created a stylish, flowing garden with connected functional spaces. Read more.

Katie

Plants for Winter Wildlife

ALDA in Action

We can all give wildlife a helping hand this winter by planting some of these wildlife friendly plants in our… Read more.

John

On the small side, but perfectly formed…

ALDA in Action

Step inside this back garden in Newbury and look at what can be achieved in a relatively small space. Read more.

Katie

Jobs for the garden in January and February

Garden Calendar, Maintain Your Garden

This time of year, when the weather is snowy, frosty, or as wet as water, a spot of armchair gardening… Read more.

Katie

Designing with Balance

Plan Your Garden, Shape & Form

We are all looking for balance in our lives and this is also reflected in our outdoor spaces. In this… Read more.

Katie

Ideas for a Beautiful Winter Garden

Plants, Plan Your Garden

Read on for tips on how to make your garden extra special this winter. Read more.

John

A New Approach to a Beautiful Period Property in Curridge

ALDA in Action

This month we have been busy landscaping a new approach to this lovely period property in Curridge. Read more.

John

A Contemporary Update For A Garden In Newbury

ALDA in Action

This month we've been busy on a sleek new design in Newbury. An update to the patio and retaining walls… Read more.

Katie

Jobs for the garden in November and December

Garden Calendar, Maintain Your Garden

We always think of November, and to some extent, December, as being the months for tidying up the garden and… Read more.

Katie

Designing with plant shape and form

Plants, Plan Your Garden, Shape & Form

Considering the shape and form of plants is essential for any good garden design. Here we look at how plant… Read more.

John

Chelsea Flower Show 2021 – Highlights

News & Musings

Congratulations to the team behind this year's 2021 Chelsea Flower Show. Held for the first time ever in September, it… Read more.

Alison

Patio Design Guide

Plan Your Garden, Patios

It is easy to underestimate the impact a new patio can have on your garden. This patio design guide takes… Read more.

John

Things are blooming marvellous in two gardens we landscaped back in 2019!

ALDA in Action

Have a look at how planting has made an impact in these two landscaped gardens. Read more.

Katie

Lawn Positioning

Lawns, Plan Your Garden

A lawn is usually a vital element to a garden design and often a key part of a client’s brief.… Read more.

Katie

Jobs for the garden in September and October

Garden Calendar, Maintain Your Garden

September and October are two of the less busy months in the gardening calendar. However, before you put your feet… Read more.

John

Overcoming the challenges of a steep overgrown bank…

ALDA in Action

Our latest project saw us transforming a shallow garden in Newbury and overcoming the challenges of a steep overgrown bank.… Read more.

Katie

What are the best lawn alternatives?

Lawns, Plan Your Garden

Traditional lawns lack biodiversity and can sometimes be tricky to maintain if your garden is shady or particularly small. In… Read more.

John

Transforming an irregular shaped garden into a modern space for family entertaining

ALDA in Action

This month we’ve been busy finishing a contemporary design build close to home in Newbury. Read more.

Katie

Using colour in your garden

Plants, Plan 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.

Katie

Jobs for the garden in July and August

Garden Calendar, Maintain Your Garden

July and August are months for keeping things going in the garden. If the weather is good, you will want… Read more.

John

Updating a Traditional Multi-Level Garden in Purley on Thames

ALDA in Action

Follow our team as they update a traditional Purley garden to provide a more generous entertaining space and a more… Read more.

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