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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 16, 2019

FIRST LOOK: Sopwell House’s new Cottonmill spa prepares to open after £14m project

The new spa at Sopwell House Hotel is opening its doors, following a £14m investment project. Cottonmill is a new three-storey, private members spa, which offers two tiers of memberships to both hotel guests and non-residents. Sparcstudio, a privately-owned, creative, design studio that has established an enviable reputation for producing highly successful, creative and award winning Spas, Wellness/Fitness, Hotel and Resort facilities have designed the […]
May 31, 2019

Graduate Garden Designer vacancy

We are looking for a newly qualified garden designer to join our enthusiastic team, working on a variety of public, private and commercial gardens.  The successful applicant will need to be a talented, motivated and organised designer; keen to be a valued member of our friendly, committed team.
February 11, 2019

Celebrating great design

Last week saw one of our industry’s most hotly anticipated events, as the great and the good of the garden design world gathered together for the Society of Garden Designer’s 2019 awards.  Here at AMPG we love any opportunity to put our glad rags on, and so we were all delighted to receive lovely invitations from Marshalls, Hardscape and Harrod Horticultural to join them for […]
June 13, 2018

Ann-Marie Powell Gardens Designing Countryfile’s Anniversary Garden at Hampton Court.

Countryfile’s 30th Anniversary Garden, designed by award winning garden designer Ann-Marie Powell, is inspired by the British landscape and will encourage visitors to reconnect with nature to mark the anniversary of one of Britain’s best loved and most watched TV programmes, which shares the people and stories at the heart of the British countryside.
May 25, 2018

Design for the RHS Wisley World Food Garden revealed

  Our design for the new RHS National Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning on the Hilltop at Wisley, the World Food Garden will form a ‘living laboratory’ when it opens in spring 2020. Inspiration has been drawn from the traditional large vegetable garden, but delights in embracing the UK’s exciting new innovations and cultural shifts in ’grow your own’, to form a truly contemporary plot […]
May 25, 2018

AMPG design for the RHS Wisley Wildlife Garden

  I am very honoured and proud (and slightly late!) in revealing my designs for two new gardens at the new Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning on the Hilltop at RHS Garden Wisley RHS. Both The Wildlife Garden and World Food Garden will form ‘living laboratories’ when they open in Spring 2020 and play an important part in the enhanced learning experience by illustrating […]
April 30, 2018

House Beautiful? Ask an expert!

House Beautiful? Ask the expert! We are delighted to announce that Ann-Marie has become a regular contributor for House Beautiful magazine’s “Ask the Experts” section, joining their superb expert panel of Oliver Heath, Jo Behari and Sallie Chater to advise on all things garden related. Keep your eyes peeled for her first expert advice coming this July. SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave