Inspiration & Tips for your Garden Design
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Things are blooming marvellous in two gardens we landscaped back in 2019!
Have a look at how planting has made an impact in these two landscaped gardens. Read more.
A lawn is usually a vital element to a garden design and often a key part of a client’s brief.… Read more.
Jobs for the garden in September and October
September and October are two of the less busy months in the gardening calendar. However, before you put your feet… Read more.
Overcoming the challenges of a steep overgrown bank…
Our latest project saw us transforming a shallow garden in Newbury and overcoming the challenges of a steep overgrown bank.… Read more.
What are the best lawn alternatives?
Traditional lawns lack biodiversity and can sometimes be tricky to maintain if your garden is shady or particularly small. In… Read more.
Transforming an irregular shaped garden into a modern space for family entertaining
This month we’ve been busy finishing a contemporary design build close to home in Newbury. Read more.
Using colour in 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.
Jobs for the garden in July and August
July and August are months for keeping things going in the garden. If the weather is good, you will want… Read more.
Updating a Traditional Multi-Level Garden in Purley on Thames
Follow our team as they update a traditional Purley garden to provide a more generous entertaining space and a more… Read more.
Long Flowering Perennials For Your Summer Borders
A well-designed garden provides interest from early spring through to late autumn. If clients are looking for a low maintenance… Read more.
Really Useful Little Plants
Every designer has a "go-to" list of trusty plants that they use many times and love because they will always… Read more.
Jobs for the garden in May and June
This time of year, everything seems to be bursting into bud, plants are finally getting into full swing, and gardens… Read more.
The Planting Plan Process: How it works
With the weather starting to warm up and having spent a lot of time on designing and implementing planting plans… Read more.
Transforming a cottage style garden with traditional touches…
The design, choice of materials and finishing touches keep this Warren Row garden faithful to its cottage style roots. Read more.
We’re recruiting! Landscapers needed to join our Newbury team
We are currently looking to recruit more employees to join our small and friendly team at ALDA. The following positions… Read more.
Using Planting Texture in Design
This post looks at an often forgotten tenet of garden design - texture. If you're looking to add some texture… Read more.
Patio Design: Frequently Asked Questions
At this time of year, we have a stream of enquiries flooding in! We get lots of questions about paving… Read more.
Jobs for the garden in March and April
March and April are exciting months as the garden begins to spring into life. Aside from keeping those relentless weeds… Read more.
How to encourage wildlife into your garden
However hard it is, lockdown does have it's benefits. On several of my recent visits, clients have mentioned that they've… Read more.
Tackling a garden with a sloping back corner
Making the most of a garden with a sloping back corner in West Ilsley - our first project after the… Read more.
What to consider before your garden design consultation
January is often the time when we start to make plans for the new year. 2020 has highlighted to many… Read more.
A Town Garden Packed with Design Ideas
Finished in time for Christmas - a town garden in Newbury where the design works on many levels and quite… Read more.
Year in Review: A look back at our 2020 gardens
Despite a year full of uncertainties with the challenges of Covid, the team feel lucky to have had the opportunity… Read more.
Shrubs to add winter sparkle to the garden
The festive season has begun and as the temperature falls the garden is often seen as gloomy and dull and… Read more.
A busy (& wet!) October
It's been a busy few weeks for ALDA in a month which saw record beating rainfall - the team pulled… Read more.
Finishing touches to contemporary angular garden
We've recently added the finishing touches to the stunning contemporary garden in Kingwood Common, featured as an 'in progress' blog… Read more.
Copper Beech (Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea)
The copper beech, also known as purple beech, has to be one of my favourite trees - I'm fortunate enough… Read more.
A very contemporary take on a back garden for a stunning modern home
The brief Create a simple design to complement a unique and ultra-modern property, with its grey outside walls and black… Read more.