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Future Projects: Our RHS Wisley gardens feature in ProLandscaper Magazine

Always a thrill to open one of our practice's favourite industry magazines ProLandscaper and discover our work featured in it. Of the two gardens the Ann-Marie Powell Gardens Studio has designed to encircle the UK's first-ever dedicated scientific centre of excellence at the Royal Horticultural Society's flagship garden RHS Wisley, the wildlife garden is well underway [...]

By |2020-09-23T21:06:12+00:00July 29th, 2020|News|

Would you ask Ann-Marie Powell for honest garden critique?

Garden writer Stephen Lacey invites garden designer Ann-Marie Powell for constructive criticism... Always such a pleasure to visit old friends who you admire and respect at home in their own gardens, but what to say when they ask your honest opinion of their garden?! When I visited my old friend Stephen Lacey at [...]

By |2024-07-16T09:55:27+00:00July 20th, 2020|News|

Sopwell House – Luxury after Lockdown..

  Looking for some luxury after lockdown? Today’s the day that our wonderful clients at family-run Sopwell House Hotel finally reopen their doors again to their guests. For the first time in months, visitors will be able to enjoy the hospitality of their brasserie, cocktail lounge, conservatory, bedrooms and the ample grounds we designed there. [...]

By |2024-04-22T13:09:33+00:00July 16th, 2020|Blog|

Ann-Marie Powell features in the Financial Times May 29th 2020

Ann-Marie Powell is delighted to have been featured in The Financial Times House and Home in an article written by Journalist Jane Perrone regarding the future of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. She reports "Every designer I have spoken to has been devastated by the cancellation of the show, but there has been a silver [...]

By |2020-09-23T20:44:45+00:00June 3rd, 2020|News|

What does the future of RHS Chelsea Flower Show look like?

Very pleased to contribute to today's The Telegraph (24th May 2020) musing about how the RHS Chelsea Flower Show might look next year in 2021. What does the future of RHS Chelsea Flower Show look like? We asked the experts... by Tim Richardson. Is the ‘fallow year’ of Virtual Chelsea a chance for a [...]

By |2024-07-16T15:20:24+00:00May 24th, 2020|News|

Health, Happiness and Horticulture for The Royal Horticultural Society at RHS Chelsea 2016

  This is the exact spot where I stood as a student in 1997 when I arrived to help the wonderful Lady Xa Tollemache of Helmingham Hall Gardens on her RHS Chelsea garden for The Evening Standard way back in 1997. I was signed up to stay for a day as an extra pair of [...]

By |2024-03-12T14:33:48+00:00May 23rd, 2020|Blog|

RHS Chelsea special in The Daily Mail features Ann-Marie Powell

Ann-Marie Powell is delighted to be included in The Daily Mail's RHS Chelsea Flower Show Special on Saturday 16th May 2020. "How we created our show stoppers...at home They've all won RHS gold medals. Now they reveal how. Dazzling display to cheer up passer-by. Ann-Marie Powell, 48, lives in Petersfield, Hampshire, with her partner Jules, [...]

By |2020-09-23T21:04:24+00:00May 16th, 2020|News|

And here’s the kitchen garden: cooped-up Britain moves the indoors outdoors

The Guardian - Ann-Marie Powell contributes to article regarding lockdown gardening Very pleased to contribute to today's article in The Guardian from Harriet Sherwood on garden makeovers during lockdown. As lockdown forces us to use every inch inside our homes, those lucky enough to have outside space are going al-fresco “Outdoor living rooms are not [...]

By |2024-07-16T15:27:59+00:00May 16th, 2020|News|

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011 – remembering to be bold

I knew with a small garden on Main Avenue, we’d have to stand out in order for their fundraising campaign for research into regenerating damaged heart muscle to visually compete with the big guns with larger gardens that year. Built by The Garden Builders, Sculptural elements by Ian Bishop Design, plants by Howards Nurseries. [...]

By |2024-07-16T15:42:00+00:00May 13th, 2020|Blog|

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Memories of Gold Medal Winning 2010

This Sunday my mind returns to a life-changing moment back in 2010, when my dear friend Jane Owen telephoned to ask if I'd consider doing a show garden at RHS Chelsea with her. She'd recently stayed with a community of Baka hunter-gatherers for a few days in a remote part of southern Cameroon a few [...]

By |2020-09-23T20:45:08+00:00May 3rd, 2020|Blog|