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 […]
May 13, 2015
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The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge on BBC2

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the highlight of the British gardening calendar and the most famous gardening show in the world. Now for the first time, in a partnership between the RHS and the BBC, The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge will see six amateur garden designers compete to win the biggest prize in gardening – to design and build a garden feature on Main […]
October 20, 2014
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The Pleasure and Pain of Bulbs

As I sit at my desk, I know I’m not alone in my guilt. It’s the bulbs you see (it’s always the bulbs)…….  Each year as the annual flurry of bulb catalogues thud through the studio’s letterbox (even though every inch of my garden is jammed to capacity) I am bewitched by the possibilities. The vividity of the colours, the promise of scent, blooms for […]
October 7, 2014
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Greenfingers – creating magical spaces in children’s hospices.

Last year I received a phone call from Matthew Wilson, Greenfingers Chairman, old friend and fellow garden designer inviting me to join a team of experts curating the ten children’s hospice gardens forming part of Greenfingers  Rosy Cheeks Appeal.Thank heavens I took the call that day! Children’s hopices receive no funding from central government – there’s isn’t any spare cash for hospices to spend on the […]