January 6, 2012
happy new year

Happy New Year

After the excesses of a celebratory yule and precious time spent with the family feasting, talking and generally not doing very much at all, together, kickstarting the new year from a standing start can be a befuddling, difficult wrench. And so it was when I arrived back at the office last week bleary eyed, back to a job that I adore, but wondering where and […]
June 6, 2011
Society of Garden Designers Journal Jul11

Society of Garden Designers Review

After all the hard work of Chelsea is beginning to ebb into distant memory, I must admit to being extremely pleased to read this in the Society of Garden Designer’s July Journal. So there we are – click on the jpgs to read them. Now I promise not to talk about Chelsea any more. (Well at least for a while……….!)  
June 6, 2011

Road to Chelsea 3

Road to Chelsea 3 video
June 6, 2011

Road to Chelsea 2

Road to Chelsea video 2
May 5, 2011

Ann-Marie Powell – The road to Chelsea

The road to Chelsea video
March 5, 2011

On the up

When there’s barely a moment to pause for breath and questions and decisions need to be answered or made at every turn, its reassuring to know that one element of the chelsea garden is finalised, complete and out of my hands; the green wall boundary. The RHS Chelsea show garden that I’ve designed for the British Heart Foundation (in association with Brewin Dolphin) comprises some […]
February 6, 2011

The British Heart Foundation Garden Chelsea 2011

On a Friday afternoon in the middle of November, the long awaited email from Alex Denman (Chelsea Show Manager) regarding our submission for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011 finally arrived with ominous aplomb. Having initially met with the wonderful Mike Napton of the British Heart Foundation in August, this email would be the end, or the beginning of several weeks of meetings, sleepless nights, […]
February 5, 2011

Chelsea Plants

As far as plants are concerned, the Chelsea Flower Show is a little chicken and egg – by the time you have hurdled the commissioning rounds, it is mid November, and just as you’re revving up to place plant orders, every plant countrywide has collapsed below ground for a well earned rest. But, if you want the plants you’ve specified in tip-top condition, you need […]