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 […]
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.