Inspiration & Tips for your Garden Design

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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.

Katie

Long Flowering Perennials For Your Summer Borders

Plan Your Garden, Plants

A well-designed garden provides interest from early spring through to late autumn. If clients are looking for a low maintenance… Read more.

Alison

Really Useful Little Plants

Plan Your Garden, Plants

Every designer has a "go-to" list of trusty plants that they use many times and love because they will always… Read more.

Katie

Jobs for the garden in May and June

Garden Calendar, Maintain Your Garden

This time of year, everything seems to be bursting into bud, plants are finally getting into full swing, and gardens… Read more.

Katie

The Planting Plan Process: How it works

Plan Your Garden, Plants

With the weather starting to warm up and having spent a lot of time on designing and implementing planting plans… Read more.

John

Transforming a cottage style garden with traditional touches…

ALDA in Action

The design, choice of materials and finishing touches keep this Warren Row garden faithful to its cottage style roots. Read more.

John

We’re recruiting! Landscapers needed to join our Newbury team

News & Musings

We are currently looking to recruit more employees to join our small and friendly team at ALDA. The following positions… Read more.

Katie

Using Planting Texture in Design

Plan Your Garden, Plants

This post looks at an often forgotten tenet of garden design - texture. If you're looking to add some texture… Read more.

John

Patio Design: Frequently Asked Questions

Patios, Plan Your Garden

At this time of year, we have a stream of enquiries flooding in! We get lots of questions about paving… Read more.

Katie

Jobs for the garden in March and April

Garden Calendar, Maintain Your Garden

March and April are exciting months as the garden begins to spring into life. Aside from keeping those relentless weeds… Read more.

Katie

How to encourage wildlife into your garden

Plan Your Garden, Wildlife

However hard it is, lockdown does have it's benefits. On several of my recent visits, clients have mentioned that they've… Read more.

John

Tackling a garden with a sloping back corner

ALDA in Action

Making the most of a garden with a sloping back corner in West Ilsley - our first project after the… 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

What to consider before your garden design consultation

Choosing a Garden Designer, Plan Your Garden

January is often the time when we start to make plans for the new year. 2020 has highlighted to many… Read more.

John

A Town Garden Packed with Design Ideas

ALDA in Action

Finished in time for Christmas - a town garden in Newbury where the design works on many levels and quite… Read more.

John

Year in Review: A look back at our 2020 gardens

ALDA in Action

Despite a year full of uncertainties with the challenges of Covid, the team feel lucky to have had the opportunity… Read more.

Katie

Shrubs to add winter sparkle to the garden

Plan Your Garden, Plants

The festive season has begun and as the temperature falls the garden is often seen as gloomy and dull and… 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.

John

A busy (& wet!) October

ALDA in Action

It's been a busy few weeks for ALDA in a month which saw record beating rainfall - the team pulled… Read more.

John

Finishing touches to contemporary angular garden

ALDA in Action

We've recently added the finishing touches to the stunning contemporary garden in Kingwood Common, featured as an 'in progress' blog… Read more.

John

Copper Beech (Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea)

Plan Your Garden, Plants

The copper beech, also known as purple beech, has to be one of my favourite trees - I'm fortunate enough… Read more.

John

A very contemporary take on a back garden for a stunning modern home

ALDA in Action

What’s left to do The raised beds will be finished off with a cladding of smooth softwood decking boards, which… Read more.

Alison

Plant Focus: My Two Favourite Asters

Plan Your Garden, Plants

If Salvia ‘Caradonna’ is one of my go to plants for early-mid Summer, then Aster amellus ‘Violet Queen’ & Aster… Read more.

John

Noticed anything different around here?

News & Musings

If you're a regular visitor to our website, you'll probably have noticed that things have changed a little! We were… Read more.

Katie

Using Curves in Garden Design

Plan Your Garden, Shape & Form

Have you ever noticed how the majority of gardens are rectangular in shape? It can be rather a headache for… Read more.

John

Curved lines transform a garden in Thatcham

ALDA in Action

The brief for one of our latest projects involved creating a beautiful garden that would make the most of every… Read more.

John

A pond in Wargrave gets a make-over in time for summer

ALDA in Action

Our clients’ pond had once been a main feature in their garden, situated as it is just below their patio… Read more.

Katie

Plant Focus: Ornamental Alliums

Plan Your Garden, Plants

One of the most widely recognised and used perennials, the ornamental Allium is a tough, easy to grow plant with… Read more.

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