June 15, 2015
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Hampton Court Day Six. It’s all about the structure

        The success of our Macmillan Legacy Garden at RHS Hampton Court rides upon many factors, but a key feature is on the structure whose shape and function will anchor the space. It’s designed to be a soft, round shape, resting at the woodland edge, where one can escape from the strains, pressures and unimaginable angst when in a time of turmoil. […]
June 11, 2015

Glorious Green walls

Ann-Marie went to Biotecture the other day and brought back these fabulous ferns blocks.   Biotecture are the lovely people supplying the Living Wall System for the structure on our MacMillan Legacy Garden at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. Biotecture have supplied several walls for us in the past, including Ann-Marie’s Chelsea Flower Garden in 2010. ‘Green wall’ or ‘Living Wall System’? As a garden designer I […]
June 5, 2015
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The story behind our Macmillan Legacy Garden at Hampton Court 2015

              Finally we’re ready to go to build with a garden that we are extremely proud and privileged to have been selected to design and build for Macmillan cancer support. Our RHS Hampton Court build begins on June 10th 2015, and tomorrow morning sees main contractor The Outdoor Room and I on site at 7am to mark out a […]
June 3, 2015

Edible Perennials

This morning we are working on a Planting Plan for a client, and I just had to share this book with you.    How to grow Perennial Vegetables by Martin Crawford is great for getting ideas for edible perennials, it just proves a pretty garden can provide produce too!
June 3, 2015

Have you seen?…. a Woodland Wonder Land

    The latest issue of Pro Landscaper (June 2015) has an article about Chestnut Tree House in West Sussex, one of Greenfinger’s Hospice gardens. Such a fun and interesting project to be part of! Check it out!   The design was created by Ann-Marie Powell Gardens – working closly with families and staff to create a garden full of wonder with full accessibility – […]
June 3, 2015
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Just another day at the office…

         Next week starts the build of Macmillan Cancer Support’s garden at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. The BBC came over yesterday to get a bit of background on the garden and what it represents. Lovely chaps and loads of fun. 
June 2, 2015

Sempervivum Alpine Bowls

  Earlier this week Ann-Marie went to Hortus Loci , in preparation for her RHS Hampton Court Flower Show garden, and the wonderful Mark Straver planted up this delightful Sempervivum Alpine bowl. Great addition to our studio coffee table, as we are filming here tomorrow for the BBC, but also as a centre piece to tables in our garden designs. If any of our clients would […]
June 2, 2015
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The Mews at Sopwell House Hotel

We are very pleased and proud to announce that implementation of our Mews Garden at prestgious Sopwell House Hotel has now been completed.  Interior designers Sparc Studio have individually designed sixteen Mews suites within the grounds of the 4-star 128-bedroom boutique hotel Sopwell House, all of which are accessed through a private courtyard designed by Ann-Marie Powell Gardens. Enclosed by pleached hornbeam trees, yew hedging and bespoke woven oak […]