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February 26, 2014
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The Telegraph article on How to Design the Perfect Conservatatory

We are delighted to let you know that Ann-Marie has just written a comprehensive article for The Telegraph’s weekend gardening pages on designing your perfect conservatory. How to Design the Perfect Conservatory   The article was a wonderful opportunity to sing the praises of many of the specialist conservatory designers and plantsman we admire. Click on the link above to read more about them, including […]
January 9, 2014

Ann-Marie Powell Gardens Blog

My blog is a must for any gardening fans, an eclectic mix of gardening tips, insider information, gardening news, garden design insights and the occasional book plug! Previously hosted on Blogger, my blog now comes home to my website, to entertain, inform and delight. Click on the RSS feed button to subscribe. You can also follow me on Twitter (over 3500 people already do!) and […]
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
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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
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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 […]