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May 13, 2020

RHS Chelsea Flower show 2011 – remembering to be bold.

Try as I might, I cannot get the RHS Chelsea Flower Show out of my head and I am so grateful to this show for the wealth of memories. The Chelsea Flower Show is many things to many people, but for many designers, it’s a place where you can flex your creativity, and if you’ve got a client brave enough, it’s a place to experiment, […]
May 3, 2020

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Memories of Gold Medal Winning 2010

This Sunday my mind returns to a life-changing moment back in 2010, when my dear friend Jane Owen telephoned to ask if I’d consider doing a show garden at RHS Chelsea with her. She’d recently stayed with a community of Baka hunter-gatherers for a few days in a remote part of southern Cameroon a few miles from UNESCO’s 526, 000 hectare World Heritage Dja reserve. […]
April 18, 2020
My real garden, the personal gardening tips and advice Instagram account from garden designer Ann Marie Powell features in The Telegraph. She designs gardens and landscapes in Hampshire Surrey West Sussex London Berkshire Wiltshire Petersfield

NEWS – The Telegraph features Ann-Marie Powell’s personal lockdown project My Real Garden

So delighted to be featured in The Telegraph‘s Clare Coulson on online feeds offering the very best gardening advice online for my personal lockdown project @myrealgarden on Instagram. “The best online tutorials, tours and courses to become a better gardener in lockdown by Clare Coulson Need expert advice, want to learn new skills or go on a virtual visit? Enter a burgeoning online world that’s […]
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 […]