Marrakesh (Part Four): Jardin Majorelle

Jardin Majorelle is best known today for being owned by Yves Saint Lauren, who famously saved…

Marrakesh (Part Three): Islamic tiled courtyards at Bahia Palace

The second oldest garden we visited was by far the most visually arresting of designs. It is immaculate…

Marrakesh (Part Two): blown away by ancient Islamic garden design at the El Badi Palace

I’ve wanted to visit Marrakesh for about ten years, drawn by its bright colours. What I hadn’t…

Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Canary Wharf

At the weekend my Instagram buddy lamaisonbleue tipped me off to the fact the Crossrail Place…

Landscape design at Stowe Garden in Buckinghamshire

Back in November Chris and I had the opportunity to spend a sunny Autumn afternoon at Stowe…

Why I’ve fallen for cut flowers

I used to be a foliage boy. I’ve changed (well, a bit). In the past I saw…

Out of the shrubbery into the scrub

On Saturday 26th November 2016 the SGD hosted a conference about the use of shrubs in gardens.…

Have you ever changed your mind about a plant you hate?

We all have them, a list of plants we dislike. Yet every now and then something…

From the streets: Library of Birmingham’s rooftop secret garden and futuristic municipal design

My mum and I share the same birthday, bonfire night. We love it, so Chris and I…

Having fun with shade and sun

Down the side of our Victorian maisonette is a narrow alley way. It’s where I started…

Apple iTree: the botanical trend reaches new heights with Ficus maclellandii ‘Alii’

This week Apple reopened its flagship London store on Regent Street after months of renovations to…

Beauty of life in all its stages (4 Macauley Road, Clapham NGS)

Time is a wonderful gift, it changes things. None are more aware of this than gardeners.

Modernist garden design at The Homewood

After learning of The Homewood while studying garden design history with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh,…

Living on a prairie (part 1)

This year I took on my allotment and I designated one bed for garden design experiments.…

Garden and landscape design in Clapham

Jack Wallington Garden Design Ltd. for modern gardens with a unique and high-end finish.  A great garden…

That sinking feeling – RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

The other week Chris and I went to RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show where two…

Lambeth Palace Gardens

As part of the RHS Level 3 course we have to learn about different garden design…

7 Trends at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

I’ll have more blog posts this week with my photos and thoughts from the Chelsea Flower…

Photo Gallery: My favourite garden design inspiration from my travels

This gallery contains a selection of my favourite garden design from 2014 and 2015. Photos are…

15 Things at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Last year was my first trip to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, it changed my world.…

NGS 2015: 51 The Chase, Clapham by Charles Rutherfoord and Rupert Tyler

The very first garden we visited last year on the National Garden Scheme (NGS) was the…

Littlebury 2014 Flower Power

2014 was my experimental year in the garden. While everything certainly wasn’t very cohesive, there were…

Hyacinths

Up until this year Hyacinths were a massive no no for me. Too blousy and old…

Shovelling sh*t while the plants still go at it!

October is almost over, so here’s a diary of what’s been going on in Littlebury gardens…

25 Photos of interesting autumn sightings (and what I thought at the time)

Here are 25 things I spotted in September and October that I thought were beautiful for all…

Chelsea Physic Garden in Autumn

Today I made the most of my new Royal Horticultural Society membership and visited the Chelsea…

From the streets: who needs a garden to garden?!

I was just moseying around Brighton at lunch and four houses caught my eye down a street…

RHS Wisley Flower Show 2014

Yesterday I went to RHS Wisley for the flower show, in particular the National Dahlia Society’s…

Brachyscome iberidifolia (blue) window box pruning

Back at the start of the year we spent ages trying to decide the type of…

Biddulph Grange

In the summer of 2014 we had a staycation in the UK, roadtripping it to Yorkshire,…

Cacti mini garden

Three barrel cacti, including one from Chelsea Flower Show 2014. The flowering one is obviously the…

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

I went to the Chelsea Flower Show for the first time this year and it was…

Clapham Manor Street front garden

At the Chelsea Flower Show 2014, one of the gardens I loved the most was the…

28 Sibella Road, Clapham

The garden of designer, Lorraine Johnson Rosner was open over the summer and is an immaculate…

Ham House, Richmond, London

In early summer, Chris and I visited Ham House in Richmond. The walk along the Thames in…

Eden Community Garden St. Paul’s Church, Old Town

The Eden community garden hidden in Clapham Old Town is a beautiful and peaceful spot anytime…

NGS 2014: 51 The Chase, Clapham

The garden of designer Charles Rutherfoord at 51 The Chase in Clapham is tulip heaven in…