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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
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10 great ways to use your garden room

Escape to the Mediterranean

on 2nd August 2021

With the UK travel traffic light system firmly in place, many people are not willing to take the risk of travelling afar. So what can you do when you crave a summer escape, without the hassle of tests, airport queues and quarantine? For the solution you need look no further than your own back garden.

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Escape to the Mediterranean

Sanctuary Gardens

on 10th June 2021

The whole world has had a year like no other and our lives have changed in all sorts of ways. Freedoms have been snatched and jobs lost. The affectionate hugs with loved ones that we all took for granted, switched to Zoom calls and waves from a distance. We appear to be heading in the

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Sanctuary Gardens

Christmas Tree O’ Christmas Tree

on 16th December 2020

We are getting closer to the BIG December day and the festive feel is in full swing.  Presents are being wrapped, children are getting excited about Santa’s visit, and through almost every window, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree can be seen. It wasn’t always this way.  Mini history lesson for you… Christmas trees began as

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Christmas Tree O’ Christmas Tree

Create extra space with a garden room

on 30th November 2020
Fed up of working on the dining room table? Tired of tripping over kids toys? Looking for a quiet haven for artistic pursuits?  A way to squeeze in exercise around a busy schedule? If any of these situations sound familiar to you, then you may be asking yourself ‘how can I upgrade my home to...
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Create extra space with a garden room

Vegetables to sow and grow over autumn and winter

on 28th October 2020

Winter can be a bit of a dismal time in the garden as everything shuts down and goes to sleep. But we are strongly of the opinion that this does not have to be the case. With a bit of planning you can have a healthy crop of salad and vegetables ready to pick and

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Vegetables to sow and grow over autumn and winter