The Beth Chatto Gardens - Woodland Garden. The Beth Chatto Gardens began in 1960. From an overgrown wasteland with poor gravel soil and boggy hollows, it has been transformed into an informal garden harmonising with the surrounding countryside. The gardens are an inspiration to anyone who visits them - the art of planting at its best.
How to Grow Japanese Maples. Japanese Maples have a reputation for being difficult to grow, but while they have needs that need to be attended to for best growth and color, they are a tough and adaptable plant. Here are steps on how to grow Japanese Maples, and our top favorite varieties!
Garden of Circles Circles work particularly will in narrow gardens, since the eye is naturally drawn around the curves and away from boundaries. This design uses circles set on an S-curve, offering the best of both line and shape.
Le Haut, Guernsey The garden surrounds a refurbished and extended traditional granite house, set among a network of high-banked lanes. The new design keeps the garden inward looking to provide shelter but with glimpses out at key points to link with the surrounding landscape. Terraces and seating spaces are linked by weathered stone paths through granite retaining walls and planted banks. Designer Debbie Roberts MSGD - SGD2014 = Society of Garden Designers
Willow spiling is the most common and best known green solution for bank revetment. The technique uses woven living willow to form flexible, live, growing structures which resist and deflect water flows, enabling the bank and vegetation to naturally re-generate and stabilise to prevent further erosion.