Modern, awkward shape garden design

I’m very pleased to be featuring Wolfgang’s garden in this week’s SGD Student Hall of Fame. Wolfgang lives in Germany and this is the garden he had to contend with once the house was completed! Yikes! What to do with a garden like this? Firstly: LEARN ABOUT GARDEN DESIGN (if you’re going to DIY). The best way, and of course I would say this, is to buy an online garden design course! Specifically The Great Garden Formula – which is exactly what Wolfgang did. He tried various different designs as he progressed through the course, the first one we show in the video…

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Wide Garden Design – Howard’s Garden Update

Normally, the SGD Student Hall of Fame is for gardens designed by you – on this occasion I’m slightly breaking it as I designed this one, live, in the Wide Garden Workshop we did in Oct 2015… The reason I’m including it is that the owner, Howard built the garden, with no previous experience as a ‘retirement project’! Be Honest, How Good Does Your Garden Look in the Middle of January? If you’re like most people, probably not great… this garden is under a year old and still has more planting to do – it shows just what the right…

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15 Stunning Japanese Garden Ideas

A Japanese Garden can be a true work of art. Check out these 15 inspiring Japanese garden ideas that you can easily create in your own backyard Some of the most extraordinary garden ideas that I have encountered recently are Japanese gardens. These outdoor spaces are designed to give you a peaceful place where you can relax and rebalance your Zen. It is a place for meditation, to gain inspiration, and reflect on the events of your life. This guide is designed to show you how delightful a Japanese garden can be and give you a window of ideas that…

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Garden lighting tips – luscious landscape lighting

Landscape lighting is a real art form. I will need to immediately tell you that is it not my main area of expertise. When I have a big scheme to do, I always call in a lighting designer. A good lighting designer will work absolute magic. However, having said that, I have picked up one or two useful tips along the way that might help you if you’re planning your own lighting scheme. Tip 1 If you don’t light it you don’t see it! Yes, I know that is incredibly obvious, but you’d be surprised how easy is to not…

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