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November 27, 2019

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 planting a tree.  A small individual step, but collectively […]
November 1, 2019

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 include a glass of wine and canapés. Address: Compton & […]
October 11, 2019

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 the UK. Each year a nominating council elects just 450 […]
September 25, 2019

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 private members’ spa comprising Cottonmill and the even more exclusive […]
September 23, 2019

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 which are indispensable in extending your garden’s interest early in […]
September 16, 2019

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 winning Spas, Wellness/Fitness, Hotel and Resort facilities have designed the […]
September 11, 2019

Ian Jakeway Joins Ann-Marie Powell Gardens

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 look back at fond memories of landscape experienced as a child, with country walks exploring with my dad […]
May 31, 2019

Graduate Garden Designer vacancy

We are looking for a newly qualified garden designer to join our enthusiastic team, working on a variety of public, private and commercial gardens.  The successful applicant will need to be a talented, motivated and organised designer; keen to be a valued member of our friendly, committed team.