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Italian Garden Tour 1

   Villa D’Este Italian garden tour photos from earlier this year. Being based in Rome for a week we went for a day trip to Tivoli to see Hadrian’s Villa and Villa D’Este. Both these sites are breathtaking in their … Continue reading

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Olympic legacy

An update to the Olympic legacy garden I designed for St James’s church, Piccadilly on behalf of Olympic sponsors UPS. UPS’s Olympic guests will have been arriving from around the world since Friday, so early last week I visited the … Continue reading

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Garden Plans and Visualization

Why do garden designers produce perspective drawings of their designs, when for build purposes a plan and some construction elevations and details are usually sufficient? There are a number of reasons for this, but the most important is that a perspective view is … Continue reading

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St James’s church, Piccadilly update

Neatly combining my last two blog posts (Bulbs within sequential perennial planting and St James’s Church, Piccadilly) I visited the garden today and was delighted to see many more people enjoying the space with the Narcissus in full flight. The … Continue reading

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Light bulb moments

Garden designers are often asked to create “all year round interest” planting design for clients, encouraged possibly by magazine articles and TV gardening shows. This normally translates to bland schemes where one plant flowers successively after another through the year and … Continue reading

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St James’s church, Piccadilly, London

This central London garden project started back in late 2010 when I was asked to participate in a garden design competition by a media company working on behalf of a major Olympic sponsor. I submitted some sketch ideas and mood imagery … Continue reading

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First Post – Why you need a garden designer!

This is my first blog on this part of my website using WordPress. I will update this a bit more regularly than the rest of greengardendesign.com and keep up to date with current projects and also post landscape photographs and any musings … Continue reading

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