This month, let us think of your garden as a circus.
An Arts and Crafts garden in Suffolk has been given a striking new lease of life by garden designer Sue Townsend.
From ambling routes mown into grass to ramrod-straight thoroughfares, paths can be either practical or divertingly scenic – or sometimes both.
Well, well, well, April is finally with us. The sap is definitely rising and there is a tangible feeling of excitement in the air.
The RHS is evolving at a faster pace than ever before. How is Sue Biggs, Director General, inspiring the Society – and the nation – to grow?
In his Somerset garden – once the home of designer Georgia Langton – Michael Le Poer Trench has added a host of playfully romantic touches that make this spectacular space sing with creativity and invention.
Designing a parking space may not be the most glamorous job in the world, but look on it as a way of extending your garden and it takes on a whole new dimension.
At their best benches should represent the perfect fusion of form and function – not only somewhere to sit and while away an hour or two, but also sculptural pieces in their own right.
Rock-garden maestro Peter Berg regards each stone as an instrument with its own song to sing, and in this steeply sloping garden in Luxembourg he orchestrates those rocks with a chorus of plants in magnificent harmony.
Domestic hedges are more than just dividing lines;they can be ornamental in their own right. James Alexander-Sinclair considers the options, depending on your taste and situation.
When is a vegetable garden not a vegetable garden? When it’s a potager of course. But does the distinction come down to anything more than pretension or French good taste?
Whether it crosses a grand lake or moat, or simply links two paths across a border, a bridge can make a stylish statement and persuade busy gardeners to pause and enjoy the view.
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