Garden Design Ideas

Find garden design ideas and inspiration for planting schemes, garden structures and features, hard landscaping materials and outdoor entertaining areas that will meet with the approval of even the most discerning family member.

Useful advice from garden design experts on creating an outdoor space that is usable, beautiful and practical from the coldest Winter months to the hottest days of Summer.

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

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4 ways to blur the lines between your home and garden

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

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

The Rise of Vertical Gardening

on 22nd May 2020

Small spaces are proving creative outlets for keen gardeners during lockdowns. Tiny gardens, petite patios and bijou balconies are all receiving green makeovers to create oasis of calm for some much-needed escape. Using containers and pots has traditionally been the way to pack a small plot with plants. But a the growing trend for vertical

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The Rise of Vertical Gardening

Garden fence or hedge? Considering your options.

on 2nd March 2020

Fences and hedges are the most popular ways of defining property boundaries. When we buy a house we generally find there are already hedges or fences in place and we don’t give them any further thought beyond giving the hedge an annual trim or replacing a broken fence panel after a particularly nasty storm. But

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Garden fence or hedge? Considering your options.

How To Create A Child Friendly Garden That You – And Your Kids – Will Love!

on 25th June 2019

As a good proportion of us at Thames Valley Landscapes are parents, we’ve first-hand experience into how difficult it is to convince our kids to get outside and reclaim their rightful space in nature.  Yet we also notice that, once they’re out in the great outdoors, they quickly reconnect with the elements and start enjoying

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How To Create A Child Friendly Garden That You – And Your Kids – Will Love!

How To Create High Drama With Garden Sculpture

on 22nd May 2019

For the first time, sculptures are taking centre stage at RHS Wisley. In its ‘Exhibition of Modern and Contemporary Sculpture’ event that’s running for the rest of this year, the charity will feature work from six 20th and 21st century artists as a way of highlighting “the relationship between sculpture and the cultivated landscape.” With

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How To Create High Drama With Garden Sculpture

Garden Trends For 2019

on 28th January 2019

If your new year’s resolution involves getting your garden ship-shape in time for summer, then you’ll no doubt want to know what’s expected to be hot on the garden scene in 2019. To put you on the right path, we’ve put our heads together here at Thames Valley Landscapes and have created the following list

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Garden Trends For 2019

In the Night Garden

on 22nd March 2018

Are you someone who works on your garden all year-round only to head on inside the house once the sun goes down? If so, then you may already be pondering over some garden lighting ideas that will help keep you outdoors for longer. Thankfully, the benefits of installing outdoor lighting reach far beyond simply buying

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In the Night Garden