October 13, 2015
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Eating Humble Pie

I just came by one of Ann-Marie’s old musings in our archives and thought I’ll share it. It reminded me of how Beth Chatto read The Well Tempered Garden by Christopher Lloyd and discovered his dislike of the same plant. Beth Chatto wrote to Christopher, he invited her for lunch and it lead to a lifelong friendship. Where do you fall in this (apparently) charged question?..   […]
October 9, 2015

Outdoor fireplaces

  As autumn draws in a fireplace can transform the garden, and a gardener’s spirits, after dark. To find out which fireplace would best suit you, click ‘continue reading’ tab below. Photo of a Kadai fire pit; At Ann-Marie Powell Gardens we like to use the garden all year round! These outdoor fireplaces turn terraces into dramatic open-air living rooms – places for friends […]
October 6, 2015
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Planning approved for five home rural housing scheme

        We are delighted that The Architect’s Journal reports on a scheme which has recently received planning approval, in the conservation area of Long Sutton, Hampshire. Designed by our talented colleagues, architects Re-format, Ann-Marie Powell Gardens Ltd designed a carved, tiered landscape which flows through the houses, settling the properties into the landscape whilst maximising light into the proposed homes. Click here to […]
September 22, 2015

Sopwell House Article

A fantastic article on one of our recent projects, Sopwell House Hotel.   This project involved designing indivdual gardens for the mew suites and a large communal garden. Read the full article here.   
September 22, 2015

Our Macmillan Legacy Garden featured in Forge Magazine

  We were delighted to see our Hampton Court Flower Show Garden was featured in Forge Magazine.      It was a pleasure to work with the students at Brinsbury College, and it is great to see them being acknowledge in this trade magazine.  Click here to read the full article.
September 15, 2015

Ann-Marie to speak at the Landscape Show 2015

    Ann-Marie Powell will be speaking on Tuesday 22nd September 2015 as part of the London College of Garden Design Seminar Series ‘Planting Design Icons’. Please click below and ‘Continue Reading’ to find out more…. Ann-Marie will speak on her ‘Approach to Planting Design’…. “Every garden is different with its own unique qualities of light, aspect, exposure and soil type. But how to choose a […]
September 8, 2015

Extend the planting season with bulbs

            At Ann-Marie Powell Gardens we like to extend the planting season. An easy and inexpensive way to do this is with bulbs. They add depth and interest to borders, whilst taking up a minimum of planting space. Press ‘Continue Reading’ below to discover how we do it! What appears when? The first to appear in late winter are the […]
August 24, 2015
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GOLD!!! RHS Hampton Court Thanks

              It may be a few weeks since Ann-Marie Powell Gardens were awarded a Gold Medal at the 2015 RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, but I want to make sure everyone involved gets recognition for this fantastic achievement…………. (please read on by clicking below) Firstly I would like to thank David Dodd and his amazingly supportive, skilled team at […]