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Gardens Designed with Children in Mind

Modern Family Garden in Seven Oaks

By garden designer Katrina Kieffer-Wells of Earth Designs. This modern family garden was split into 3 distinct areas.

Small Contemporary Garden

By Garden Designer Andrea Newill. The client had recently added a kitchen extension to the property and were left with an awkward space to deal with.

Large family garden in Surrey

By Hampshire garden designer Janet Bligh.  The new owners of this large garden wanted to create a family-friendly space with play areas for their young children, seating areas for different times of day and a small vegetable garden.

A garden for wildlife and children

The owners of this large garden wanted an informal garden to attract wildlife and seating areas to sit and enjoy the sun and the view of the brook.

Family garden for Fun and Entertaining

By London garden designer Julie Zeldin. The large area of lawn in this garden is an important football pitch for the young boys in the family and their friends!

Large family garden with infinity edge pool
By London garden designer Charlotte Rowe. This large family garden required a large lawn, but also certain contemporary elements and to comply with severe restrictions on development.
Stylish and fun-filled family garden in London
By London garden designer Ana Sanchez-Martin. This Highgate family has two very young boys, ages three and five, who despite having a sizeable garden wouldn't play in it.
Large family garden in town
By Tallinn based garden designer Merilen Mentaal. In a quiet residential setting, backed by a hilly forest area, this modern newly-built family house asked for a combination of contemporary feeling mixed with lush planting, also considering the needs of playfulness of 3 quite young children in the family.
Traditional family garden
By London garden designer Andrew Fisher Tomlin. There is real challenge in creating a garden to work alongside a contemporary renovation and a desire for a traditional family garden. By combining the clients' needs and reflecting the simplicity of the renovation project along contemporary straight lines we have achieved a great garden within a small space.  Our clients are now inspired to do the gardening and their children are loving the space.

Gardens Designed in the City

NEW! A traditional family garden

By London based garden designer Pippa Schofield. After building a new conservatory it became clear that the view out onto the garden needed improving. 

NEW! A contemporary urban garden

By London based garden designer Pippa Schofield. The brief for this garden was to change the whole way the garden was organised. 

Chill out garden

By Blackheath based garden designer Catherine Clancy MSGD  The back garden of this terraced Greenwich town house was re-landscaped to create an outdoor room, designed to reflect the contemporary interior.

Victorian North Facing Garden

By Blackheath based garden designer Catherine Clancy MSGD. This dreary north-facing London back garden was transformed into a pretty space with large flowering borders, a lawn and a seating area at the sunny end.

Small Backyard Garden in Greenwich, London

By Blackheath based garden designer Catherine Clancy MSGD. A family garden created for a New Zealand couple with two young children, in a small back yard in Greenwich, London.

Chiswick Secret Garden

By Blackheath based garden designer Catherine Clancy MSGD.This long thin West London garden had lots of lovely mature trees providing a good structure, but a lot shade.

Artist Studio Garden

By Blackheath based garden designer Catherine Clancy MSGD. The brief was to create a garden for a new town house, and to accommodate a tiny  (2.5M x 5M)  cedar clad artist studio within the design.

Shenley Garden

Designed by Gillie Leaf Garden Design. A north-west facing garden with an awkward shape and slope to the rear boundary on a new development. The developers left the garden laid to lawn. The strong triangular shape of this very empty garden needed to be disguised. 

Shady Terrace House Garden in East London

Designed by Katrina Kieffer-WellsThis long urban garden was almost completely bare, but for two large established trees. The client had attempted to construct a pond in the near right corner using green slate boulders as a decorative surround and requested that this should be finished and included in the design.

Moroccan Garden in Walthamstow East London

Designed by Katrina Kieffer-Wells. Since the clients bought this property 5 years ago they have undertaken sporadic and incomplete landscaping works. This included the installation of a home office and the construction of a large brick built koi carp pond. Both features are to remain in the final design.

Family Garden Design in Hackney East London

Designed by Katrina Kieffer-Wells. The clients bought their house about a year before they commissioned the garden design, with a high-spec interior that was finished and ready to live in. However the garden was in an overgrown state – charming in a ramshackle way, but rather impractical. 

Small Traditional Garden

Designed by Christine Wilkie. The owner of this small rear garden wanted to ensure year-round colour, fragrance, and interest.

Stylish Front Garden in West London

By garden designer Christine Wilkie. The front garden of this period Edwardian property in west London was a large expanse of concrete hard standing, and overgrown planting. The overriding aim of the design was to create a garden that combined space for off-street parking for one car, architectural soft landscaping as well as a place to sit and watch the world go by.

Contemporary Modern Garden Design in West London

By garden designer Katrina Kieffer-Wells of Earth Designs. The garden is on two levels with the main area adjoining the house containing two separate areas for dining and for entertaining and relaxation. Flooring throughout is large rectangular cream travertine paving.

Mexican Garden in East London

By garden designer Katrina Kieffer-Wells of Earth Designs. The theme of the design is based on the distinctive garden of Frida Kahlo, with a strong colour palette of cobalt blue and zingy yellow. A series of rendered raised beds are positioned throughout the garden, increasing in height towards the rear of the space.

Small Residential Garden

Designed by Charlotte Rowe MSGD. This garden was shortlisted in the Small Residential Gardens category in The SGD Awards 2012.

London Front Garden

By London designer, Joanna Archer. The owners of this traditional, shady Victorian front garden wanted to resolve the problem of Copper Beech tree roots that obstructed the path to their door.

Garden for large Victorian house

By London garden designer Claudia de Yong. A large Victorian House on the edge of London had an overgrown garden and a very uninteresting terraced patio which the owners were not using properly or happy with.

Kensington pergola garden

By garden designer Emma Plunket. The young couple who purchased this Kensington house sought Emma Plunket’s technical advice and creativity to transform the developer’s uninspiring garden.

Outdoor Room garden in Highgate, London

This small contemporary garden was designed to beautifully compliment the ultra modern interiors of this Victorian terrace in Highgate, north London.

Urban plant lovers kitchen garden

By London garden designer Declan Buckley. This plant-rich urban courtyard in a coastal town was designed for a passionate gardener and a cook.

A calm garden for a London family

By London garden designer Declan Buckley. On view year-round through floor to ceiling glazed walls, it is important that this garden keeps its good looks even in the depths of winter.

Contemporary family garden Islington

By London garden designer Declan Buckley. This contemporary family garden is softened by generous planting, giving it a green structure, splashes of colour and wafting scent throughout the seasons

Very small shady garden in central London

By London garden designer Declan Buckley. Simplicity was the key to the design of this tiny urban back garden.

A long narrow town garden

By London garden designer Declan Buckley. The idea of stepping over a channel of water into an earthly paradise has persisted since the earliest gardens were created in the Middle East centuries ago.

Serene Contemporary Garden Design in Fulham
By London garden designer Josh Ward Garden Design. This typical London garden had low snaking walls, an awkward slope, limited light, a mirrored back wall and a very large protected Robinia pseudoacacia.
Traditional garden and parterre
By London garden designer Charlotte Rowe. This large garden needed a complete overhaul. A French style 'parterre' was designed for the front garden.  (A parterre is a formal garden construction on a level surface consisting of planting beds, edged in stone or tightly clipped hedging, and gravel paths arranged to form a pleasing, usually symmetrical pattern.)
Bachelor Pad Garden
By Henley On Thames garden designer Jo Alderson Phillips. This courtyard garden was designed for a newly single man who wanted a space in which to party!
Chic Contemporary Town Garden
By Henley On Thames garden designer Jo Alderson Phillips. This is our own garden here in Henley on Thames.
Contemporary, chill out sunken garden in Crouch End
By London garden designer Ana Sanchez-Martin. The owner of this garden is a busy young London banker who wanted a really stylish outdoor space suitable for entertaining friends.
Grassed amphitheatre
By London garden designer Charlotte Rowe. This large mature garden West London garden was in need of a complete overhaul so that it would fit better with the new owners' lifestyle and tastes.
Contemporary architectural town garden
By London garden designer Charlotte Rowe. The focal point of this central London garden is a stepping stone water feature which exploits the split levels of the site and creates a calm contemporary space.
Contemporary garden in Beweley St
By Garden Designers Modular Garden. The garden is a contemporary, low maintenance informal garden for outdoor entertainment and relaxation.
Contemporary garden in Crouch End
By Garden Designers Modular Garden. The garden is a contemporary, medium-maintenance informal garden for outdoor entertainment and relaxation.
Contemporary South London garden
By Garden Designers Julia Fogg and Anny Evason. The clients engaged us to provide a contemporary but also functional deck for their Victorian house as well as additional planting and paving in the garden.
Relaxing outdoor room
By Garden Designers Julia Fogg and Anny Evason. The clients for this small urban garden in Bethnal Green East London were keen to combine contemporary materials with the traditional brick walls.
An Inner City Haven
By Garden Designer Spike Jackson. This tiny back garden belongs to a modern town house, which was enclosed by an intimidating closeboard fence all around.
Suburban serenity
By Garden Designer Sara Jane Rothwell. In this garden a steeply sloping bank and dense copse proved to be a challenge in transforming the space.
Stylish Town Garden
By Garden Designers KURITA-MAY designscape. The garden was designed for a hard-working couple to create 'Chill-Out' and socialising spaces in order to take advantage of their valuable spare time at home.
Small family garden
By Garden Designer Sarah Layton. This small family garden in Muswell Hill, has a huge drop between house and garden.
Dining al fresco
By Garden Designer Sarah Layton. Here we look at two patio gardens in the city with no lawn, but lots of lush planting and room for outside dining.
Japanese Garden
By Garden Designer Ruth Marshall. This Japanese client wanted a lush, relaxing, and contemporary garden to complement the new interior of the house.
Wet and white
By Garden Designer Ruth Marshall. This unusual city garden - featured in a five part TV series "Garden Transformers" - used bog planting with cool tones of green and white.

Gardens Designed in the Country

A Multi-generational Suburban Home Garden

By Rhode Island garden designer Shawn Mayers, APLD. The client is a multi-generational, multi-cultural family that occupies two separate living areas of a new home in Lakeville, M. The house is a craftsman-style, two-story structure on a 2+ acre lot in a subdivision located in the suburban Boston area.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity ‘Remember Me’ Garden for RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2017

By Cheshire based garden designers Jane Bingham and Penny Hearn. A conceptual garden created to support the Mid Cheshire Hospital Charity’s ‘Everybody Knows Somebody’ dementia appeal.

Cheshire Retreat Garden

By garden designer Matt Nichol. The owners of this garden in Woodford, Cheshire, wanted to create a garden retreat as a destination point.

Cotswold View Garden

By garden designer Matt Nichol. This garden with a view, high up in the exquisite Cotswold countryside, was designed to encompass the breathtaking panoramic vista.

Large Contemporary Country Garden Design in Dorset

Designed by garden designer Helen Elks-Smith MSGD. Featured on the front cover of the Garden Design Journal.

Old Coach House Garden

By garden designer Amanda Patton MSGD. Short-Listed for the Society of Garden Designers Awards 2012 in Planting Design Category.

Converted farm courtyard garden

By London garden designer Claudia de Yong. Claudia was asked by this client to design and plant a newly converted farm courtyard area which had already had the hard landscaping put down.

Barn Conversion Contemporary Family Garden

By London garden designer Cassandra Crouch. This large garden in Hertfordshire sits to the rear of a modern barn conversion owned by a young family.

Garden in an Arts and Crafts style house in Surrey

By Surrey garden designer Linda Regel. Neglected areas of a garden around an Arts and Crafts style house in Surrey were redesigned to create interlinking garden rooms.

Garden restoration project
By Henley on Thames Garden Designer Jo Alderson Phillips.
Contemporary valley garden

Designed by West and South of England designer Amanda Patton MSGD. This garden, set in a valley just outside Bath, was made up of four distinct areas, bearing no relationship to each other, and all at different levels.

Country Garden in Surrey
By Hampshire based garden designer Jennifer Gayler. A beautiful blend of traditional and contemporary, including such features as a walled garden with potager, a croquet lawn with topiary, a wild flower meadow, a modern water garden, woodland area and a driveway lined with rhododendrons and woodland groundcover.  A garden to explore!
Small Country House Garden
By Bedford based garden designer Graham A. Pavey. This is a delightful country garden which is opened to visitors each year.
Minimal barn conversion garden
By Henley On Thames garden designer Jo Alderson Phillips. This is a barn conversion in a Berkshire village.
Old Chapel garden

By Norwich garden designer Jamie Miles. The garden was created to provide a space to relax for guests staying in this former Methodist Chapel now serving as luxury four star holiday accommodation.

A new country garden
By Cheshire garden designer Robert S. Frier. A windswept, poorly drained site is transformed into a formal sunken garden on a grand scale.
Manyons - Large Georgian garden
By Cambridge garden designer Paul Dracott. A Georgian house is set in large rural plot; the design was to integrate the new stone Orangery extension.
Outdoor rooms garden
By Cambridge garden designer Spike Jackson. The propeperty is a Grade 1 listed Manor House on the western edge of London, with the oldest part (a four-bay Yeoman's Hall) dating back to the mid 14th century. Despite its many fascinating qualities, the house was essentially inward looking, and the clients wanted a pair of linked “outdoor rooms” for them to use to lounge in the sun or dine in the shade.
Traditional English country garden
By Nottinghamshire garden gesigner Alice Bowe. A Traditional English country garden design in Nottingham complements this large Edwardian townhouse with its terraced 'garden rooms' and sustainable and eco-friendly design.
Cotswold Garden with Rooms
By Henley on Thames Garden Designer Jo Alderson Phillips. This garden was inspired by the wonderful Hidcote - not too far from the clients' home.
Rural cottage garden
By Sussex and London based garden designers Julia Fogg and Anny Evason. Building work had ravaged this country cottage garden. We were asked to rejuvenate the soft landscaping and use plants that would form an informal tapestry of texture and colour.
Creating the Tardis garden
By Sussex and London based garden designers Juila Fogg and Anny Evason. The challenge was to stretch a short wedge shaped garden, creating an illusion of greater width and depth.
Gravel garden
By Sussex and London based garden designers Julia Fogg and Anny Evason. Mature fruit trees formed the focus for the gravel garden in this rural setting.
Hill top garden
By Sussex and London based garden designers Julia Fogg and Anny Evason. Within this windy setting we were able to create a sunken ellipse offering a sunny and sheltered seating area with views to the rural landscape beyond.
Rural retreat

By London garden designer Sara Jane Rothwell. This Somerset garden is both contemporary and natural.

Garden for a wedding
By Brighton garden designer Nick Dexter. The client approached Dexter Garden Design in order to improve the appearance of the garden for a forthcoming wedding. 
Moving open screens
By Sussex and London based Julia Fogg and Anny Evason. Planting can be used to create layers of interest within a garden.
Anchor farm
By Blockley garden designer Alison Heitmann. This barn conversion courtyard looks out onto an open field with a pond and a very old tree. 
Prairie Garden
By Nottinghamshire garden gesigner Alice Bowe. This gently mounded prairie garden was designed as a colourful yet informal compliment to the sweeping gravel drive that which approaches this Oxfordshire Manor.

Gardens Designed in Courtyards

NEW! Bramble Tyne - Small Suburban Front and Rear Gardens

By Sussex based garden designer Elizabeth Warner. The inspiration for these modern suburban gardens came from the client’s desire for classic plants in an informal scheme and a specific colour palette of blues, purples and white.

Blackheath Courtyard Garden

By Blackheath based garden designer Catherine Clancy MSGD. An oasis created within the existing walled boundaries of the old garden, a contemporary design complimented by rich planting.

Small Modern Garden Design in Essex

Designed by Katrina Kieffer-Wells. The design aimed to provide a low maintenance extension of the fresh and breezy style of the interior of this family home. 

Chic contemporary town courtyard
By Henley on Thames Garden Designer Jo Alderson Phillips. This is Jo's own garden in Henley on Thames.
Suffolk contemporary courtyard garden
By Suffolk based garden desginer Sue Townsend. The crisp contemporary lines of sawn sandstone, clipped box cubes and hedging, yew and pleached hornbeam form the structure to this contemporary courtyard garden, whilst perennials and grasses introduce a softer feel bringing texture, movement and light.
Suffolk - Two Gardens in One
By Suffolk based garden designer Sue Townsend. A clever design creates two gardens within one courtyard. 
London courtyard garden
By London garden designer Catherine Heatherington. This small garden behind a large double fronted house in South London was designed to make the most of a small space.
Contemporary courtyard garden
By Garden Designer Paul Dracott. The client requested a contemporary courtyard garden to blend with his open plan interior and to be used as integral space for his many parties.
Small courtyard garden
By Henley on Thames Garden Designer Jo Alderson Phillips. This small courtyard garden was designed to have the feel of a smart yacht.
Timeless elegance - A courtyard garden
By London garden designer Charlotte Rowe. This elegant courtyard wraps around a new kitchen extension and complements the interior colour scheme using many of the same colours outside.
Small private garden with a Mediterranean feel
By London garden designer Charlotte Rowe. This little South facing garden in West London had tons of potential to be an elegant and pretty entertainment space.
Small sunny courtyard garden
By Garden Designers Julia Fogg and Anny Evason. This suntrap provided an opportunity to indulge in exoticism!
Narrow basement garden in Pimlico
By Garden Designers Jullia Fogg and Anny Evason. This small courtyard suffered from the typical problems of many city gardens - lack of space and lack of light.
Minimalist courtyard garden
By Garden Designer Adam S. Bailey. Garden and house in perfect harmony.
Italian-inspired courtyard garden
By Garden Designer Adam S. Bailey. Designed in combination with an interior designer, this Italian-inspired courtyard features mosaic pools, contemporary lighting and cool colours to contrast with the warm colours of the high boundary wall.
Shady courtyard garden
By Garden Designer Adam S. Bailey. A shady courtyard garden within the sound of Big Ben, where form and texture take priority over colour.

Gardens Designed on Roof Terraces

East Barnet Roof Terrace Garden

Designed by Gillie Leaf Garden Design. This very large, north-facing roof terrace had an extremely exposed and open aspect. The brief was to replicate the modern and airy style of the apartment. The roof terrace was rather bleak and bare apart from a dining table and chairs and a wooden bench.

Chelsea roof garden

By London based garden designer Adolfo Harrison. This roof garden used cedar as a lightweight and enduring material to create dappled shade and shelter from the strong winds.

Chelsea Roof Garden Courtyard and Terrace

A 9m x 15m unused roof terrace in Chelsea was completely redesigned.

Elegant terrace garden in Knightsbridge
By London garden designer Charlotte Rowe. The owner of this Knightsbridge property had a really good space of around 70 square metres outside her drawing room which although at ground level and with access to a community garden, was constructed on top of her kitchen and her neighbour's apartment. Therefore, to all intents and purposes it is a roof terrace.
Roof garden in Holland Park
By London garden designer Charlotte Rowe. This unusual house in Holland Park has a good sized roof for which there was permission for use as a roof terrace.
Shoreditch roof garden
By Garden Designer Sue Amos. An abundance of bold and natural planting softens the hard edges of  this windswept roof terrace.
Garden in the sky - A rooftop garden
By Garden Designer Ruth Marshall. This garden in the heart of London's once industrial zone, is truly spectacular from all angles particularly when lit at night.

Gardens Designed for Wildlife

Wildlife garden in Surrey

By London garden designer Claudia de Yong. A completely neglected garden in Surrey was transformed with new paths, a large proportion of the garden was re-levelled and a wildlife pond was created.

A new Wildlife Children's garden

By Garden Designer Sarah Layton.  My client, Debbie Hougie, approached me to design a garden for her that would be ecologically friendly as well as fantastically stimulating and fun for her children, Alex and Jacob (aged 5 and 2 1/2).

Gardens Designed with Water or Pools

Spirit of the Aegean Garden

The first ever show garden from new designer Esra Parr (Esra Parr Gardens), this vibrant, colourful garden is evocative of Aegean Holidays. This beautiful garden won a Gold medal at Hampton Court Flower Show in 2015.

Riverside Garden

By Berkshire garden designer Joanne Alderson Design. Keith & Kirsty bought this contemporary home with river frontage and wanted a garden to match.

Town garden with raised pool, Haslemere, Surrey

By Hampshire garden designer Janet Bligh. The clients of this garden wanted to create a large outdoor dining area by the house with a pergola to provide some shade, and to keep an open feel to the garden.

Water garden with reflective pool & rill

By Hampshire garden designer Janet Bligh.  A simple bold design with moving water and soft planting creates an intimate garden space within a large estate in Haslemere, Surrey.

Family Garden in St. Albans
By Hertfordshire based garden designer John Nash Associates. This large family house located in a leafy suburban road had recently undergone extension and alteration, part of which was to provide a swimming pool within an enclosure.
Riverside garden in the Cotswold

By London garden designer Claudia de Yong.  A once neglected and overgrown garden redesigned for a celebrity in the Cotswolds.

Riverside garden
By Norwich garden designer Jamie Miles. This garden by the river started life as a small expanse of
concrete paving.
Minimalist water garden
By Cambridge garden designer Paul Dracott. The clients admired the calm of Japanese and Moorish gardens and requested a garden design that flowed seamlessly from a minimalist-style interior.
Water garden
By Nottinghamshire garden gesigner Alice Bowe. This contemporary garden design in Nottinghamshire was built to complement the bold architecture of a modern double-storey glass extension.
Bridges and screens - Water feature garden
By London garden designer Charlotte Rowe. This long narrow town garden in central London is paved in pale buff limestone inset with two cedar decked pontoons bridging the 10 metre long water rill which runs down the length of the garden. 

Gardens Designed along Side Passages

London courtyard front garden

By Blackheath based garden designer Catherine Clancy MSGD. A courtyard front garden created for this elegant Greenwich riverside Georgian house using reclaimed granite street cobbles and yellow London stock brick.

A new cottage path garden
By London garden designer Claudia de Yong. The owners of this Sussex cottage wanted a new path the back where there was a horrid area of nothing.
Period charm in a small space

By (now retired) Garden Designer Valerie Thorning. This narrow strip of land is the rear garden of a timber-framed period property situated with one side adjacent to the main street. 

The Hacienda Garden
By Buckinghamshire based garden designer Ruth Marshall. This garden in central Holloway is a truly tiny space, and needed to utilise that staple of London terraces - the narrow side return.

Gardens Designed with Level Changes

Large Family Garden

Designed by Christine Wilkie. This large, sloping family garden in Middlesex cleverly combines both contemporary and traditional styles, divided by evergreen yew hedging.

Small Sloping Garden

Designed by Christine Wilkie. The owners of this small, 55 sqm sloping garden in south-west London wanted a seamless transition from their recently renovated home.

Maltese Road Garden and Green Wall

By Aralia Garden Design. To be in keeping with the traditional Victorian style of the property, the solution was based around a flowing design which helped to create a journey through the garden and it's different spaces.

Sloping, long and thin garden

By garden designer Andrea Newill MSGD. The site is more than 50m long and only 5.5m wide, with a steep slope upwards away from the house. This daunting shape mean’t that the garden was impractical and under used with just a small terrace squashed close to the house.

Terraced garden
By Norwich garden designer Jamie Miles. Railway sleepers have been used to great effect in this terraced garden.

Gardens Designed by the Seaside or Coast

Pelorus – A Bespoke Contemporary Coastal Garden for All Seasons

By Chichester based garden designer David Loy of Your Garden Design. The garden design is modern and contemporary, consistent with the style of the house and utilising materials sympathetic to both the exterior and décor within.

Contemporary Garden near Coast, Dorset

Designed by Helen Elks-Smith MSGD. The garden now provides somewhere to sit in the sun for morning coffee, for lunch and to catch the last rays of summer.

Romantic seaside rose-garden
By Tallinn based garden designer Merilen Mentaal. This is an artist's garden who adores roses, especially the English roses.
Beachside rooftop garden

By Garden Designer Merilen Mentaal. This is a top floor outdoor terrace right on the beach in Tallinn, Estonia.

Brighton seafront garden
By Brighton garden designer Nick Dexter. The garden is located close to Brighton seafront and experiences coastal winds and salt spray. 

Gardens Designed with Lighting Features

Shot with blue
By London garden designer Charlotte Rowe. The owners of this tiny little courtyard in West London wanted to make their outside space work harder for them as an extension to the house and they also wanted a 'WOW' factor.

Gardens Designed in the Woods or for Woodland

Woodland terraced garden
By Garden Designers Julia Foggand Anny Evason. This steeply sloping site provided an opportunity for planting in tiers along the paths and around the shady terraces.
Woodland garden
By Garden Designer Adam S. Bailey. Contemporary seating areas add a fun splash of colour in the middle of a shady woodland in this family garden where children can explore nature and chill out with friends

Gardens Designed as Public Spaces

River Thames Sustainability Garden

Designed by  garden designer Juliet Sargeant MSGD. Shortlisted in the Landscape Sustainability category in The SGD Awards 2012.

Flatford Wildlife Garden (RSPB)
By garden designers Catherine Heatherington MSGD and Alex Johnson MSGD. Short-listed in the Society of Garden Designers Awards 2012 in the  Public and Communal Gardens category.
The Family Friendly Garden at Capel Manor

By John Woods Nurseries. The Family Friendly Garden at Capel Manor has evolved from the Upwardly Mobile Garden, a gold medal winning garden at the Royal Horticultural Society, Chelsea Flower Show 2010.

Estate garden
By Garden Designer Adam S Bailey. A large estate garden, with modern water features, classic avenues of box-lined pergolas and stunning views to the woodland beyond.

Gardens Designed for South Facing Aspects

South-facing gardens
By Garden Designer Catherine Heatherington. Here are some south facing gardens for inspiration.