September 6, 2013
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Ann-Marie to talk at Decorex International 2013

September 24th, 2013 – 12 noon – Decorex Outdoor Living Tent, Kensington Palace A dialogue between the disciplines Award-winning garden designer, Ann-Marie Powell will be discussing how architect, interior designer and garden designer can better explore the needs of their mutual client to create integrated cohesive spaces that exceed a client’s expectations. Ann-Marie Powell is an RHS Chelsea Gold Medalist, author, journalist and broadcaster. Her […]
July 6, 2013

Ecover Sponsored Planter

We’re delighted with our Ecover inspired Planter for RHS Hampton Court 2013. It’s called ‘Abundance’, and it forms part of Hampton Court’s temporary ecosystem. All the plants are edible perennials, so be you bird, bee, insect or human, here you can feast not only your eyes but your tastebuds too. I like to think of it as a forage-fest especially for the show. With huge […]
March 6, 2013

Independendent Gardening Columnist Emma Townshend has a dream.

We’re delighted to let you know that Ann-Marie’s skills as a garden designer were mentioned by Emma Townshend in her column in yesterday’s Independent on Sunday. Read the full article here.
August 6, 2012
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Plans for Small Gardens

Though some of you will already know, for those that don’t, I have a new book out. Plans for Small Gardens aims to encourage each and every novice garden owner whose heart sinks when they look out of the window upon their own small patch of land. The book covers ten projects, covering varying garden styles, including plans, drawings, shopping lists and techniques to arm, […]
May 6, 2012
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Mount Usher, County Wicklow, Ireland

After day upon day of rain, murk and bone aching cold, Saturday found me in sun-soaked County Wicklow, Ireland, happily strolling the grounds of Mount Usher gardens and arboretum. I’d spoken about the Robinsonian garden with my friend Simon Pratt (of family run company Avoca) when the business acquired a long term lease of the garden about four years ago, but I’d never had the […]
March 6, 2012
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Sowing the seed…..

The songbirds were obviously happy, singing sublimely whilst sunning themselves in the morning’s crisp, sharp light. The sun beat on our backs strongly enough so as to facilitate a family breakfast alfresco, the first of the year. And as we sat there en famille, my two year old arguing with my seven year old about whose spoon belonged to whom and throwing scrambled eggs in […]
February 6, 2012
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Inspiration station #1

Whilst the start of every project is exciting, there are undoubtably those which take you deliciously off-piste – it’s a wonderful feeling when an element of the brief, the garden situation, or the client’s requirements engages you so completely that you’re suddenly, helplessly wrapped up in exploring a stimulating, energising wealth of possibilities. We’ve been considering two or three small gardens in the office for […]
January 6, 2012
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Mist + gardeners + trees = Uppark yesterday

Yesterday morning was happily spent in the company of Andy Lewis, The National Trust’s new head gardener at Uppark, stomping around the grounds looking at the developments he’s undertaking in the gardens there. Set above the village of South Harting on the Hampshire/West Sussex borders, it has traditionally been ‘the house’ that’s drawn the visitors rather than the grounds. The National Trusts website describes the […]