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NEWS – The Telegraph features Ann-Marie Powell’s personal lockdown project My Real Garden

So delighted to be featured in The Telegraph's Clare Coulson on online feeds offering the very best gardening advice online for my personal lockdown project @myrealgarden on Instagram. "The best online tutorials, tours and courses to become a better gardener in lockdown by Clare Coulson Need expert advice, want to learn new skills or go [...]

By |2020-09-23T20:45:14+00:00April 18th, 2020|News|

Be one in a million: Plant a tree to fight climate change #EveryTreeCounts

At AMPG we are passionate about how the role our gardens can play in helping to fight against climate change, but we know it is often difficult to know where to start.  This month we have been inspired and enthused by the Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fightback. We would like to ask you to start [...]

By |2020-09-23T20:45:15+00:00November 27th, 2019|Blog, News|

Ann-Marie to speak about her ‘Passion for Plants’

The Octagon Garden Club and Friends of St Mary’s Church, Stoughton invite you to a talk entitled A PASSION FOR PLANTS: Favourite colour schemes and selections from Ann-Marie’s notebook.  This will be held on Wednesday, 6th November 2019 at 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm at the School Hall, Compton.  Entrance £10 on the door to [...]

By |2020-09-23T20:45:16+00:00November 1st, 2019|News|

Women of the Year & Ann-Marie Powell

Ann-Marie is honoured, proud, (and slightly self-conscious!) about being nominated as a Woman of the Year at the annual Women of the Year Lunch and Awards sponsored by Barclays.  The annual event (this year being held on Monday 14th October 2019 at the Royal Lancaster London), is the longest running celebration of extraordinary women in [...]

By |2020-09-23T20:45:16+00:00October 11th, 2019|News|

Wallpaper* Magazine features Cottonmill Spa & Club at Sopwell House — St Albans, UK

We are delighted to have been featured in prestigious Wallpaper* Magazine for our new garden at Cottonmill Spa and Club at Sopwell House. As the ubiquity of private members’ clubs grow, Sopwell House, the grand Hertfordshire-based hotel, has taken the quest for exclusivity quite seriously with the relaunch of its wellness facilities into a sprawling [...]

By |2020-09-23T20:45:17+00:00September 25th, 2019|News|

Your autumn bulb planting questions answered

It’s a busy and important time of the year for garden forward planning with the added pressure that many of these tasks are time-sensitive too; at AMPG, there’s no doubt that we entering prime planting season. But whilst you’re considering plugging border gaps with herbaceous, trees or shrubs, don’t forget about that group of plants [...]

By |2020-09-23T20:45:17+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Blog|

FIRST LOOK: Sopwell House’s new Cottonmill spa prepares to open after £14m project

The new spa at Sopwell House Hotel is opening its doors, following a £14m investment project. Cottonmill is a new three-storey, private members spa, which offers two tiers of memberships to both hotel guests and non-residents. Sparcstudio, a privately-owned, creative, design studio that has established an enviable reputation for producing highly successful, creative and award [...]

By |2020-09-23T20:45:18+00:00September 16th, 2019|News|

Ian Jakeway Joins Ann-Marie Powell Gardens

Ian Jakeway, AMPG's newest team member. As practice principal, I'm delighted to introduce our newest team member, Ian Jakeway, who brings a host of experience and talent to Ann-Marie Powell Gardens. Here, in his own words, he describes what makes him tick. Ian, welcome to AMPG. "I have always loved being outside and [...]

By |2020-09-23T20:45:18+00:00September 11th, 2019|Blog|

Springload your borders with Ann-Marie Powell Gardens

Finally, the days are getting brighter and ever so slightly longer, and as adventurous stems begin to unfurl from long slumbering soil, the optimism of the new garden season reaches from the border into our studio. March is the time that farmers to begin planting spring crops and us gardeners to prise open sheds and [...]

By |2020-09-23T20:45:19+00:00March 5th, 2019|Blog|