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Elaine’s Garden in July

A suburban plot featuring a circular patio and lawn, a lavender-edged path, herbaceous borders and a pavilion

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Acer Corner in September

A lushly planted town-centre garden with acers and other Japanese influences

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Furzelea in April

A garden based on circles and curves featuring large colourful beds of bulbs and grasses

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Windy Ridge in August

An award winning garden in a challenging position with circular lawn, gravel garden and mature planting

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Urban Sanctuary in July

A town garden split into two areas, a formal flower garden near the house and a functional vegetable plot

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Tithe Barn in May

A walled garden filled with roses, perennials, a beehive, sunny terrace and miniature wildflower meadow

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Ordnance House in June

A 1 acre garden with a series of lawns, beds and borders linking a potager, orchard, formal parterre and seating areas

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Ordnance House in August

A country garden with swathes of lavender and catmint, box topiary and an immaculate kitchen garden

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Midsummer Cottage Garden

A classic English cottage garden with romantic borders and arches laden with climbing roses.

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Highfields in March

A small but charming spring garden filled with colourful bulbs

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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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Family Garden in May

A well designed child friendly garden for all the family, with trampoline and sandpit amongst colourful planting

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Brickwall Cottage in April

A cottage Garden in Spring with rustic pergola, pond and National Geum Collection

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Four Seasons in October

Four Seasons lives up to its name as planted to be exciting whether it’s spring, summer, autumn or winter.

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Hinton Road in July

A long, narrow, naturalistically designed city garden in London, overflowing with plants

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Burrow Farm In Autumn

Come September and October, prairie planting of grasses and perennials peaks as trees colour

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Southend Farm In August

By late summer, cottage style borders peak in a small town garden wrapped round a mediaeval farmhouse

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The Coach House in July

A contemporary town walled garden insummer that maximises limited space with a sunken terrace and raised beds

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Valley Road Garden in July

A small summer garden set against the backdrop of a public park, rural in outlook whilst in a town location

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Waterhouse Lane in August

Summer flowers and tropical plants fill a small town garden, amongst salvage finds and recycled junk

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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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Summer at Coton Manor

An old family country garden that blends borders with meadows, rills, herbs and June’s roses galore

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April Flowers & Showers at Thornhill

With hidden spaces to chance upon, this long town garden cannot fail to surprise and delight in spring

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Photographing Gardens

Garden photographs provide a lasting record of a fleeting moment, capturing its beauty for all time

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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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St Ronans Road in August

Two tiny neighbouring town gardens are designed as outdoor living spaces to be enjoyed all summer long

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Sandhill Farmhouse in Spring

Come April, and both front and back gardens fill with bulbs and blossom, box and buckthorn topiary

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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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Town Place in July

A traditional country garden celebrated for magnificent herbaceous borders and rose gardens in summer

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Sibella Road in April

An inspirational tiny town garden laced with spring bulbs planted in containers, beds and borders

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Stuart Cottage in August

A half-acre village garden that peaks in late summer with colour
themed borders of choice plants

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Linden Barn in July

A small village garden planted to peak in late summer with herbaceous perennials and roses

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A Town Garden in June

A clever design with pergola, sunken potager and summer flowers creates a space for entertaining

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Woodmansterne in July

Resting between town and countryside, this family garden integrates play areas and summer flower borders

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Woodbines Avenue Garden in August

A long, thin town garden planted for year round interest, with abundant flowering in late summer

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The Crest Garden in June

A suburban garden where a collection of salvage finds is transformed into unusual plant containers

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St Regis Close in April

An imaginative city garden filled with spring tulips, humour, mirrors, follies and unique garden structures

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Flower Pressing

Flower pressing is making a comeback, not only as a children’s hobby, but also as a craft

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Quarry Cottage in May

An informal, quarter-acre hillside plot that, come spring, abounds with spring bulbs and frothy perennials

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Old Mill House in September

In autumn, a riverside country garden which combines tradition with contemporary design

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Late Summer Family Garden

A town garden planted for late summer herbaceous planting around lawns where children play

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Garden Lodge in Spring

On a crisp April morning, this garden shines with the beauty of tulips, daffodils and new leaves

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Field House Garden in May

A walled town garden where a long rectangular pool reflects flowers from late spring into summer

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Brooke Cottage in August

A late summer garden that envelops a cottage in herbaceous, shady and container planting areas

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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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Wilkins Pleck in February

A stunning country garden with a strong framework of hedges and topiary that is brought alive by winter’s frost

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Manor House in July

A riverside garden with prairie style borders of grasses and perennials that peak in summer

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Alexandra Drive in June

In summer this small town garden is alive with roses and perennials amongst salvage finds

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Abbeywood Gardens in August

Late summer colour and exotic planting add a special charm to this beautiful rural family garden

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Belle Vue in May

A winding, decked path between packed borders makes a long narrow summer plot appear wider

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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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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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Down House in February

Come midwinter, and carpets of winter bulbs add drama beside newer contemporary areas

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Mill House in May

Spring in this traditional garden brings fresh foliage, blossom and the flowering of 2000 tulips

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Woodpeckers in September

Come early autumn, and this 1.5 acre country garden sparkles with perennials, informally planted in garden rooms

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Bretforton Manor in October

A walled country garden with long herbaceous borders full of autumn flowers, lake, ancient follies, rose parterre and pool

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Vine Road in June

Charming 15m x 29m town garden with summer roses and cottage garden planting embracing a Victorian house

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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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Redston Road in August

Modern town garden, designed on the diagonal, with raised deck over water, lawn, pots, pergola and seating

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Spring Tulip Spectacular

Come April, and a small but brilliant splash of colour on a bare hillside reveals a garden of massed tulips