Our Blog

Guidance, advice and ideas from the experts at Thames Valley Gardens on how to build, maintain and grow your dream landscaped garden. Find tips on what to do each month. Inspiration for creating the garden design of your dreams. Planting ideas for year round colour and scent, and how to guides for maintaining your garden and keeping your lawn in pristine condition.

A day in the life of a landscaper

on 31st May 2022
Landscapers are who you call when you need help shaping and transforming your land. Whether it’s a private garden, a large hotel estate, or commercial sports grounds, landscapers work as a team to create structure and form to your site.  It’s an extremely varied job, where each day and every project is very different from...
read more
A day in the life of a landscaper

4 ways to blur the lines between your home and garden

on 29th April 2022

One of the biggest trends in home renovations in recent years is the installation of large glass walls or big bi-fold doors. And no wonder when you consider the benefits.  The uninterrupted views help to extend your indoor space into the outdoors – making your home feel larger and more open. The landscape you look

...
read more
4 ways to blur the lines between your home and garden

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Green Heroes

on 22nd March 2022
At Thames Valley Landscapes, we do our best to work in harmony with the environment and to carry out our landscaping work in a sustainable manner. So, we were excited to undertake a new initiative of donating trees to local schools to help promote an understanding of environmental issues. Who knows, we may have even...
read more
Inspiring Tomorrow’s Green Heroes

Planting Schemes For Year Round Interest

on 11th February 2022

We all know gardens look their best in the summer. But what if you could get your garden to deliver spectacular displays all year round? The good news is you can. All it takes is a little bit of planning before you start planting so that you choose plants that will deliver the best display

...
read more
Planting Schemes For Year Round Interest

The Hottest Garden Trends For 2022

on 27th January 2022

As the new year begins, we can look ahead and start giving our gardens the love and attention they need. But if you’re looking for something more interesting than the mundane gardening activities such as mowing the lawn, weeding, and trimming the hedges then here are 10 key garden trends for 2022 to inspire you.

...
read more
The Hottest Garden Trends For 2022

How To Care For Your Christmas Tree

on 4th December 2021

When it comes to Christmas trees, we come down firmly on the side of bringing a real tree into our homes. It looks fabulous and smells even better – releasing a sweet piney scent that lets us know it’s time to pour the eggnog and start celebrating the festive period. So, if you’re new to

...
read more
How To Care For Your Christmas Tree

What is a landscape gardener?

on 22nd November 2021

If you’re looking to transform your garden from a neglected patch of weeds and require professional help, it’s useful to understand who you need to call to help get the job done. As landscape gardeners our role is fundamental to aiding the change, but we we’re often confused with garden designers. While the role of

...
read more
What is a landscape gardener?

7 tips for designing your perfect garden room

on 28th October 2021

A trend that’s taking off is the home improvement of adding a garden room to create more space for the whole family to work, work out and entertain. Whether it’s an office, gym, studio, pool house, man cave, games room or home cinema, a garden room is a great way to add a totally bespoke

...
read more
7 tips for designing your perfect garden room

What’s inspiring us at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021

on 21st September 2021

Wow, it’s only day two of watching the 2021 RHS Chelsea Flower Show but already there’s been so much to inspire us. From the large show gardens to the smaller more intimate balcony gardens, we’re already spotting ideas that can easily translate into our own homes. Here’s a roundup of what’s been catching our eye

...
read more
What’s inspiring us at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021

10 great ways to use your garden room

on 27th August 2021
A garden room might at first appear to be a luxury. But when given a little thought, it’s a useful, practical addition to any home. Since lockdown, we’ve all realised that our homes are just a little bit tight on space (hands up everyone who’s fed up with working in a corner of the bedroom...
read more
10 great ways to use your garden room