Kate Charles

Sunny Garden

Sunny Garden Before Building work was completed but the garden was left unfortunately unusable. Overall Design Concept Concept render of the stepping stones gave way to a larger lawn in the final design. Looking across the garden from the left hand sideThe design incorporated a lawn with planting, and two separate seating areas – this …

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Stream Garden

Stream Garden Before A lovely open, sunny country garden, but not suitable for the client’s needs Overall Design Concept Retain the central lawn, but add in paths, views, focal points, and features of interest. Create a stunning showpiece garden with exuberant, contemporary planting where the clients could entertain family and friends and enjoy all year …

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Bulb Planting Season!

It is bulb-planting season! How do you choose amongst the hundreds of varieties and colours? The answer is – choose what you like. Choose what makes you happy. Choose lots! Bulbs are great at cheering up the dreary early spring, and providing little dots of colour. So, unless you are working to a very strict …

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Working with Water – How to incorporate water in your garden design

There are few sounds more peaceful than the sound of water, and when planning your garden, it is likely that you’ll want to consider ways of including water in your design. There are various benefits to adding water to your garden; some of which I’ll cover here. 1: The sensory appeal Water, whether running or …

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