Top Garden Trends for 2018

Top Garden Trends for 2018

  ‘Haven’ is often a word associated with our gardens.  Studies have shown people are healthier and less stressed when they are close to nature, and people are using their gardens to enjoy family life, relax, exercise and mediate in. This trend...

Top Garden Trends for 2017

The desire for a healthy lifestyle continues with nearly 39% of us spending more time in our garden and 45% of us seeing our gardens as an extension of our homes. Growing our own fruit, vegetables and herbs in our gardens, allotments or with others in community...

Potager Gardens

Potager gardens originated in 16th Century France arising from kitchen gardens of monasteries, growing vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs together in symmetrical geometrical garden beds planted in groups rather then rows. Plants are chosen for both their good looks...

Garden Harvest

I think growing fruit adds another dimension to a garden, from beautiful blossom in spring to watching the fruit slowly mature and ripen and finally enjoying the taste of your own apples, pears and plums. From growing fruiting trees to wiring up a boundary wall or...

Top Garden Trends for 2014

Trends come and go, in 2014 navy blue is the new black I am told.  I guess I have always taken such predictions with a pinch of salt.  In garden terms heathers and conifers have been out of fashion for years, but I don’t dismiss any plant so easily.  So here we go for...

Cambo Colour Inspiration …

If you are looking for a dose of garden inspiration, then pay a visit to Cambo House Gardens at Kingsbarns, St Andrews in the next month or so.  I was there yesterday with a group of garden designers from the Society of Garden Designers and we were had a great visit...