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Despite a year full of uncertainties with the challenges of Covid, the team feel lucky to have had the opportunity… Read more.
The festive season has begun and as the temperature falls the garden is often seen as gloomy and dull and… Read more.
It's been a busy few weeks for ALDA in a month which saw record beating rainfall - the team pulled… Read more.
We've recently added the finishing touches to the stunning contemporary garden in Kingwood Common, featured as an 'in progress' blog… Read more.
The copper beech, also known as purple beech, has to be one of my favourite trees - I'm fortunate enough… Read more.
The brief Create a simple design to complement a unique and ultra-modern property, with its grey outside walls and black… Read more.
If Salvia ‘Caradonna’ is one of my go to plants for early-mid Summer, then Aster amellus ‘Violet Queen’ & Aster… Read more.
If you're a regular visitor to our website, you'll probably have noticed that things have changed a little! We were… Read more.
Have you ever noticed how the majority of gardens are rectangular in shape? It can be rather a headache for… Read more.
The brief for one of our latest projects involved creating a beautiful garden that would make the most of every… Read more.
Our clients’ pond had once been a main feature in their garden, situated as it is just below their patio… Read more.
One of the most widely recognised and used perennials, the ornamental Allium is a tough, easy to grow plant with… Read more.
After the recent completion of a beautiful front garden in Newbury, I thought I would highlight how a design -… Read more.
During 2019 we noticed an increase in clients asking us to update the look of their front gardens. This often… Read more.
Time for some more before and after photos - remember the Victorian Terrace Courtyard Garden we shared a while back?… Read more.
Work has just completed on our most recent design and build project in Wokingham. This time around, we thought it… Read more.
This is definitely one of my “go to” plants when preparing planting plans as it is so reliable, well behaved,… Read more.
Along with other small business everyone at ALDA Landscapes is doing their best to carry on as normal amongst the… Read more.
ALDA Landscapes has been an accredited resin installer since 2018, installing resin driveways, paths and surfaces across Reading, Newbury and… Read more.
Making the most out of the space available in a garden is a key component to a great design. Often… Read more.
A quick before and after blog post to share with you photos of a courtyard garden project we undertook a… Read more.
We recently completed the planting for a front garden for a client in Twyford. This planting needed to be low… Read more.
It is all too easy to neglect our front garden in favour of the space at the back of our… Read more.
A Rosemary? Yes, I am extolling the virtues of a simple, commonly available Rosemary plant. What's to like? Rosmarinus ‘Miss… Read more.
Five last minute gift ideas for the gardeners in your life! Get inspired by the following (but hurry up, Christmas is… Read more.
The cold weather has arrived and Christmas is quickly approaching. This is the time of year when your garden does… Read more.
As well as landscaping and designing gardens we are happy to be able to offer the service of constructing timber… Read more.
Autumn, for me, is the time for trees. When you think of autumn you likely think of the fiery reds,… Read more.
From planning a new border to a complete garden remodel, we pride ourselves on transforming ideas into beautiful reality, with minimum disruption. If you’re based in or around the Reading and Newbury area, we’d love to meet and discuss your project in detail – book your free no-obligation garden consultation today. We do get pretty booked up, particularly during the Spring, so plan ahead if possible!