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July 29, 2020
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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 under the capable eye of specialist Landscape Contractors Landform Consultants. […]
July 20, 2020
Ann-Marie Powell's garden advice for Telegraph Journalist

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

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 home in his own garden in Wales, I really didn’t expect my critique to appear in his regular The Telegraph column! Reading his piece […]
July 16, 2020

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. They’re offering some fabulous post-lockdown packages, all with your safety […]
June 3, 2020
Ann-Marie Powell's own garden Features in the Financial Times

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 lining: like many of us, they are rediscovering their own […]
May 24, 2020
Ann-Marie Powell features in The Telegraph with ideas on the 2021 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Ann-Marie Powell featured in The Telegraph 24th May 2020

Very pleased to contribute to today’s The Telegraph 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 creative reset? Britain’s top gardeners have plenty of ideas. Yesterday should have been the […]
May 23, 2020
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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 hands during planting, and ended up staying for the whole […]
May 16, 2020
Garden Designer Ann-Marie Powell appears in The Daily Mail in an RHS Chelsea Special in her own garden in Petersfield, Hampshire

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, 52, and their two sons. She says: ‘When we had […]
May 16, 2020
Garden Designer Ann-Marie Powell contributes to the Guardian about lockdown gardening and gardens

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. And here’s the kitchen garden: cooped-up Britain moves the indoors outdoors by Harriet Sherwood. 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 a new idea, but it’s definitely a […]