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Little Orchard in July

A stylish country courtyard garden with beautiful planting around salvaged furniture and antique decorations

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Children’s Gardens

A thoughtfully designed garden enriches a child’s early years with excitement, stimulation, mystery and discovery

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Designing an Intimate Retreat

Design an outdoor space as a sanctuary for escaping life’s pressures, somewhere special to unwind in the natural world

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Top Ten Summer Container Ideas

There’s no quicker way to brighten up patios, decks and terraces than with container planting

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Water Features for Gardens

Water adds a touch of magic to gardens, a presence and sound that has the power to calm and soothe

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Perfect Lawns

A beautiful lawn is a joy, not only to walk on barefoot, but also as a tranquil space or foil to plants

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Garden Rooms with a View

Every garden, urban or rural, large or small, has potential for an eye-catching view: it just requires imagination

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Adding Drama

Well designed gardens include focal points created from foliage, flowers, furnishings and features

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Up The Garden Path

A path links, leads and lures, not only serving a practical purpose, but offering scope for imaginative designs & planting

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Garden Buildings

Practical, ornamental or whimsical, a garden building is one of the largest, most dominant features in a garden

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Cottage Garden Style

This decorative style inspires gardeners willing to experiment with a broad palette of plants and give nature a free rein

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Garden Lighting

Outdoor lighting adds a touch of magic to the simplest of gardens, infusing the space with depth and style, adding drama

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Colour in the Garden

Colour is an exciting and inspirational element of a garden, a powerful tool for creating different effects and moods

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Topiary For All Seasons

Amidst an unpredictable climate and fleeting flowers, topiary is a constant presence in the garden

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Perfect Parterres

Infinitely adaptable, parterres are equally at home in tiny courtyards as in large spaces, ancient or modern

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Moleshill in February

This walled garden is magical in snow, its structure highlighted as individual plants cast their spell

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Winter Structure

By new year, gardens are mostly stripped of flowers, relying on permanent features and evergreens for interest

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Big Ideas Tiny Spaces

A pint-sized outdoor space needs gallons of imagination if it is to avoid feeling cramped and claustrophobic

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Front Garden Design

First impressions count at a house entrance, so front garden design must balance paths, flowers, parking and bins