MAKING WATER A FEATURE IN YOUR GARDEN WITH A FREESTANDING ‘SCHOONER’ DESIGN

Water is one of the most calming elements on earth – facilitator of life, hydrator and pacifier – it’s strong enough to erode ancient stone yet gentle and accommodating enough to be home to some of the most delicate organisms on the planet. The power of water cannot be underestimated – and in the garden in particular it can be a significant presence in varying capacities.…

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LIGHT, SIGHT, SOUND – STIMULATING THE SENSES

Water features are so versatile and numerous in style that they now frequent both public places and in residential homes and gardens. They’re an asset to a range of outdoor spaces because of this diversity – hitting all the senses with their visual appearance, the sounds they produce, the scents and the soft flow of water. In this blog I explore how water features in the garden stimulate the senses – and explain how they can be incorporated in spaces of all shapes and sizes in a number of innovative ways.…

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WATER FEATURE OR POND?

Often one of the biggest questions facing those who wish to incorporate water into their garden design is whether to opt for a water feature, or whether to go with a pond. Both represent a wide range of options – ponds can come in all shapes and sizes and can be natural and rustic or contemporary and quirky – whilst water features also differ vastly in nature, from bespoke designs and traditional stone fountains to spherical and stainless steel examples.…

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DIRECTING THE EYE – CREATING POINTS OF DELIGHT

Focal Points in this Small Liverpool Garden

The purpose of creating focal points within a garden is to both draw and direct the eye. Without specific points of interest, the eye tends to wander without any real idea as to where to land. Flow is important, but must nonetheless be balanced with focus in order to create exterior living spaces of real magnificence.…

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Eight Years Later

I always think that you should go back to visit a garden 10 years after building it to see the finished effect.

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