Inspiration & Tips for your Garden Design

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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

Plants, Plan Your Garden

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

Katie

Keeping It Simple

Plan Your Garden, Shape & Form

After the recent completion of a beautiful front garden in Newbury, I thought I would highlight how a design -… Read more.

John

Four front gardens with kerb appeal…

ALDA in Action

During 2019 we noticed an increase in clients asking us to update the look of their front gardens. This often… Read more.

John

Before & After: A Victorian Terrace Front Garden

ALDA in Action

Time for some more before and after photos - remember the Victorian Terrace Courtyard Garden we shared a while back?… Read more.

John

6 ideas to steal from our most recent design build project in Wokingham

ALDA in Action

Work has just completed on our most recent design and build project in Wokingham. This time around, we thought it… Read more.

Alison

Plant Focus: Salvia ‘Caradonna’

Plants, Plan Your Garden

This is definitely one of my “go to” plants when preparing planting plans as it is so reliable, well behaved,… Read more.

John

COVID-19 Update

News & Musings

Along with other small business everyone at ALDA Landscapes is doing their best to carry on as normal amongst the… Read more.

John

Taking a closer look at Resin

Plan Your Garden, Patios

ALDA Landscapes has been an accredited resin installer since 2018, installing resin driveways, paths and surfaces across Reading, Newbury and… Read more.

Katie

Angular Design

Plan Your Garden, Shape & Form

Making the most out of the space available in a garden is a key component to a great design. Often… Read more.

John

Before & After: A Victorian Terrace Courtyard Garden

ALDA in Action

A quick before and after blog post to share with you photos of a courtyard garden project we undertook a… Read more.

Katie

Low Maintenance Front Garden Planting

Plants, Plan Your Garden

We recently completed the planting for a front garden for a client in Twyford. This planting needed to be low… Read more.

John

2020… and a smart feature pathway in Twyford

ALDA in Action

It is all too easy to neglect our front garden in favour of the space at the back of our… Read more.

Alison

Plant Focus: Rosmarinus ‘Miss Jessopp’s Upright’

Plants, Plan Your Garden

A Rosemary? Yes, I am extolling the virtues of a simple, commonly available Rosemary plant. What's to like? Rosmarinus ‘Miss… Read more.

John

5 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Gardeners

News & Musings

Five last minute gift ideas for the gardeners in your life! Get inspired by the following (but hurry up, Christmas is… Read more.

Katie

Winter doesn’t have to mean a dull garden

Plants, Plan Your Garden

The cold weather has arrived and Christmas is quickly approaching. This is the time of year when your garden does… Read more.

John

A new timber car port in Bray

ALDA in Action

As well as landscaping and designing gardens we are happy to be able to offer the service of constructing timber… Read more.

Katie

Trees for Autumn colour

Plants, Plan Your Garden

Autumn, for me, is the time for trees. When you think of autumn you likely think of the fiery reds,… Read more.

John

Getting stuck in whatever the weather!

ALDA in Action

Update 9/12/2019: Lawn and planting now complete! See photos below. Over the past few weeks we have been building a… Read more.

John

A stunning curved seat makes a real statement piece…

ALDA in Action

Update 9/12/2019: See new photos showing the newly laid lawn below. Things are taking shape at our recent design project… Read more.

Alison

Before & After: Ultra Contemporary Family Garden

ALDA in Action

We've just published another featured project - this time an ultra contemporary family garden in Twyford. The brief was to… Read more.

John

A front and back garden on a steep slope…

ALDA in Action

...how Katie Thomas, our in-house designer took on the challenge of coming up with a design for a front and… Read more.

Alison

Before & After: An Eclectic Yet Functional Garden

ALDA in Action

We've just published a couple of new featured projects, and thought we'd highlight one of them here on our blog… Read more.

Katie

Adding structure to planting borders

Plants, Plan Your Garden

A very common request when discussing planting requirements with clients is for a garden with year-round interest - it normally… Read more.

Alison

Plant Focus: Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’

Plants, Plan Your Garden

Love the flower and wafting scent of Lilac, but put off by the fact that they grow too big too… Read more.

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