• Inspiration

    Aspiring to the cool sophistication offered by a modern garden ? Or perhaps you prefer the calm idyll of a cottage garden ? Finding the right style for your garden takes time and patience. Fortunately there are plenty of inspirational gardens to visit and annual shows to keep the creative juices flowing. Take a look at some of the shows we’ve visited over the years and pick up some garden design tips.

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    Gardens to Visit

    Whether you are seeking out fabulous planting such as that at Great Dixteror simply looking for a pleasant way to spend the day out then keep an eye on our ‘places to visit‘ section. Here’s just a few of the gardens that we’ve visited over the years :

    Further Afield

    For the more adventurous gardener you might consider a trip to France and the following gardens are well worth a visit :

    Further afield there’s some enlightening gardens in Majorca, some classic Canal Gardens in Amsterdam, and if your seeking a real adventure and can raise the funds then you should visit Grootbos, Western Cape or plan a trip to Transylvania.

    Find Inspiration from the comfort of your couch

    We understand that it’s not always possible to get to the shows and it is hoped that you’ll find some inspiration and ideas here to use in your own garden. It could be something as simple as a garden arch or perhaps a planter that you have not seen before. Throughout the year you’ll be given updates from Stephanie’s own garden and with that will come seasonal recipes and anything else newsworthy along the way.

    We’ll be keeping you up to speed on any new garden products and plants we stumble upon.  We’ll also throw some tips into the mix to help you make the most of your garden throughout the gardening year.

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