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A Family Affair
Rarely does an outstanding garden emerge from a collaboration between mother and daughter, but when one is an experienced plantswoman, and the other an eminent garden designer, the outcome can be spectacular.

View from sitting area towards yew-edged beds of tall perennials, ornamental grasses and Cosmos, thatched cottage beyond Daughter and mother standing in a garden View over seating area to yew-edged beds of tall perennials, ornamental grasses and Cosmos, thatched cottage beyond View over a seating area to yew-edged beds of tall perennials, ornamental grasses and Cosmos, thatched cottage beyond A contemporary garden with Amelanchier, a gravel area and yew-edged beds of  tall perennials, ornamental grasses and Cosmos, thatched cottage beyond A bird's eye view of a contemporary garden design, a diagonal brick path separates a gravel garden from beds of perennials and grasses, interspersed with Taxus - Yew - ball topiary A bird's eye view of a contemporary garden design, a diagonal brick path separates a gravel garden from beds of perennials and grasses, interspersed with Taxus - Yew ball topiary A bird's eye view of a contemporary garden design, a diagonal brick path separates a gravel garden from beds of perennials and grasses, interspersed with Taxus - Yew - ball topiary A bird's eye view of a contemporary garden design, a diagonal brick path separates a gravel garden from beds of perennials and grasses, interspersed with Taxus - Yew - ball topiary A bird's eye view of a contemporary garden design, a diagonal brick path separates beds of perennials and grasses, interspersed with Taxus - Yew -ball topiary A contemporary garden design, a brick path cuts diagonally through the garden, flanked by multi-stemmed Amelanchier lamarckii, in front a bed with ornamental grasses, Escallonia, Taxus - Yew - topiary A brick path from gate to cottage, beds either side with multi-stemmed Amelanchier lamarchii underplanted with perennials A brick path cuts diagonally through the garden, passing by two multi-stemmed Amelanchier lamarckii, to cottage





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Johnny’s Garden
Faced with high summer’s scene of gem-like blooms shining out from a tapestry of swaying grasses and delicate umbellifers, Johnny Le Huquet struggles to recall his first glimpse of the pint-sized walled courtyard in 2006.

Circular table with chairs stands in centre of courtyard, surrounded by sun-loving, wildlife friendly perennials and grasses. Johnny Le Huquet, in his pocket-sized London courtyard garden. View past table and chairs in courtyard garden, to border with sun-loving, wildlife friendly perennials and grasses, with view of cityscape beyond. 
Circular table with chairs stands in centre of courtyard, surrounded by sun-loving, wildlife friendly perennials and grasses. Raised beds planted with sun-loving, wildlife-friendly perennials and grasses in London garden. 
Circular table with chairs stands in centre of courtyard, surrounded by sun-loving, wildlife friendly perennials and grasses.
Decked courtyard garden surrounded by raised beds planted with  sun-loving, wildlife friendly perennials and grasses, with view of cityscape beyond.
Raised beds planted with sun-loving, wildlife-friendly perennials and grasses in London garden.
Raised beds planted with sun-loving, wildlife-friendly perennials and grasses in London garden.
Raised beds planted with sun-loving, wildlife-friendly perennials and grasses in London garden. A raised bed planted with Monarda 'Raspberry Wine', Erigeron, coneflowers, verbenas, achilleas, purple sedum, astrantias and feathery Stipa tenuissima. A raised bed planted with Monarda 'Raspberry Wine', erigeron, coneflowers, verbenas, achilleas, purple sedum, astrantias, tulbaghia and feathery Stipa tenuissima. Stipa tenuissima - Pony tails grass adds movement and tempers the riot of flower colour.





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Circles Within Circles
A small urban garden where the design is based around a series of circular sections. Acting as an extension of her house, owner Caroline, enjoys pottering in her garden to relax after a busy day at work.

An 11m x 4m town plot has interlinked circles of paving and grass, leading to a rear deck shaded by a birch tree, Betula pendula. Pots of small-leaved holly balls,  Ilex crenata 'Kinme', add a formal touch beside winding beds of allium, peonies and roses, along with pots of perennials and annuals. Caroline Cassell, a pharmacy development manager, and keen gardener who has made excellent use of limited space in her 11m x 4m town garden, with a side alleyway. An 11m x 4m town plot has interlinked circles of paving and grass, leading to a rear deck shaded by a birch tree, Betula pendula. Pots of small-leaved holly balls add a formal touch beside winding beds of allium, peonies and roses. Honeysuckle is trained along trellis. An 11m x 4m town plot has interlinked circles of paving and grass, leading to a rear deck shaded by a birch tree, Betula pendula. Pots of small-leaved holly balls,  Ilex crenata 'Kinme', add a formal touch beside winding beds of allium, peonies and roses, along with pots of perennials and annuals. add a formal touch beside winding beds of allium, peonies and roses, along with pots of perennials and annuals. An 11m x 4m town plot has interlinked circles of paving and grass, leading to a rear deck shaded by a birch tree, Betula pendula. Pots of small-leaved holly balls,  Ilex crenata 'Kinme', add a formal touch beside winding beds of allium, peonies and roses. An 11m x 4m town plot has interlinked circles of paving and grass, leading to a rear deck shaded by a birch tree, Betula pendula. Pots of small-leaved holly balls add a formal touch beside winding beds of allium, peonies and roses. An 11m x 4m town plot has interlinked circles of paving and grass, leading to a rear deck shaded by a birch tree, Betula pendula. Pots of small-leaved holly balls add a formal touch beside winding beds of allium, peonies and roses. A corner bed filled with Allium 'Globemaster', Rosa 'Hot Chocolate', Paeonia 'Bowl of Beauty', pelargoniums, Salvia 'Hot Lips'. Circular patio edged in pots of pelargoniums, alliums, roses,  Salvia 'Hot Lips' and leathery hellebore leaves. Beyond, circular lawn, smalll shed and shady rear patio. Circular patio edged in pots of pelargoniums, alliums, roses and leathery hellebore leaves. Beyond, circular lawn leading to a rear patio in the shade of a weeping birch. Circular lawn and rear patio enclosed in borders of roses, hardy geraniums, foxgloves, ferns and peonies, in the shade of a weeping birch. Pots of clipped small-leaved hollies, Ilex crenata 'Kinme'. A small wooden shed is tucked away amidst ferns, tiarellas, hardy geraniums, a maple and redbud 'Forest Pansy'. A small wooden shed is tucked away amidst ferns, hostas, tiarellas, hardy geraniums, a maple and redbud 'Forest Pansy'.





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A Small Wonder
When Lyn, an ex-deputy headteacher, and her husband Peter arrived in Deal with a van load of plants from their previous garden, it was the start of a something very special.

In a 7.5m x 14m back garden, a brick path leads to a bench, between side borders of herbs, acer and perennials, and a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, hydrangeas, heleniums, alliums and penstemon. Lyn and Peter Buller who have created a beautiful garden in their 7.5m x 14m rear plot. In a 7.5m x 14m back garden, a brick path - in shape of big '6' separates side borders from a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, roses, dahlias, heleniums, alliums, penstemon, heucheras, hydrangeas and cannas. In a 7.5m x 14m back garden, a brick path in shape of big '6' separates side borders and rear shed from a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, roses, dahlias, heleniums, alliums, penstemon, heucheras, hydrangeas and cannas. In a 7.5m x 14m back garden, a brick path in shape of big '6' separates side borders and rear shed from a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, roses, dahlias, heleniums, alliums, penstemon, heucheras, hydrangeas and cannas. In a 7.5m x 14m back garden, a brick path separates side borders and rear shed from a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, roses, dahlias, heleniums, alliums, penstemon, heucheras, hydrangeas and cannas. In a 7.5m x 14m back garden, a brick path separates side borders of herbs and acer from a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, roses, dahlias, heleniums, alliums, penstemon, heucheras and cannas. In a 7.5m x 14m back garden, a brick path separates bench and  side borders from a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, hydrangeas, roses, dahlias, heleniums, alliums, penstemon, heucheras and cannas. In a 7.5m x 14m back garden, a brick path leads to a bench, between side borders of herbs, acer and perennials, and a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, hydrangeas, heleniums, alliums and penstemon. In a 7.5m x 14m back garden, a central bed is planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, hydrangeas, heleniums, alliums, cannas, roses, dahlias, dierama and penstemon. A curving path leads from dining table to shed, passing a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, hydrangeas, heleniums, alliums, cannas, roses, dahlias, dierama and penstemon. A curving path leads from dining table to shed, passing a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, hydrangeas, heleniums, alliums, cannas, roses, dahlias, dierama and penstemon. A meandering path leads between a central bed planted with Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, hydrangeas, heleniums, alliums, cannas, roses, dahlias, dierama and penstemon: and, on the left, roses, marguerites and white 'Annabelle' hydrangeas.





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White Magic
Designed to combine plants, storage and seating areas this London celebrates white and green.

Bird's eye view of a small town garden, with dining and seating areas and white-themed borders. Laura and Paul in their suburban back garden. Bird's eye view of a small town garden, with dining and seating areas and white-themed borders. Bird's eye view of a small town garden, with dining and seating areas and white-themed borders. Bird's eye view of a small town garden, with paved path leading to garden shed, and white-themed borders. Bird's eye view of a small town garden, with paved path leading to garden shed, and white-themed borders. Bird's eye view of a small town garden, with paved path leading to garden shed, and white-themed borders. Table and chairs in paved dining area in small town garden, with white-themed borders. Table and chairs in paved dining area in small town garden, with white-themed borders.
Table and chairs in paved dining area in small town garden, with white-themed borders.
Table and chairs in paved dining area in small town garden, with white-themed borders.
Table and chairs in paved dining area in small town garden, with white-themed borders.
Dining table with vases of sunflowers and white lilies of sunflowers and white lilies against backdrop of white agapanthus, fuchsia,  hydrangeas, geraniums, cosmos, roses, gaura, busy lizzies and silver birches.





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Hilltop Country Garden
A half acre south-facing cottage garden with views to the Dorset Countryside full of bold colourful planting.

Flowing borders of traditional cottage garden favourites and pots of dahlias embrace a 250-year-old thatched cottage. Brian and Josse Emerson, with their rescue cat, Ernie. Flowing borders of traditional cottage garden favourites and pots of dahlias embrace a 250-year-old thatched cottage. Looking out from a half-acre country garden over dahlias, lawns and borders of summer perennials, to a rural vista of Blackmore Vale with fields, spinneys and distant hills. Looking out from a half-acre country garden over dahlias, a rustic pergola, lawns and borders of summer perennials, to a rural vista of Blackmore Vale. View to wooden gate at the end of the garden, with view to field and vales beyond. Views through a half-acre country garden, along a wide curving grass path, to borders of summer herbaceous perennials and pots of dahlias. Views through a half-acre country garden past borders of summer herbaceous perennials and pots of dahlias, along a wide curving grass path to a bench in the shade of a tree. Views along a brick path to a wooden gazebo, flanked by borders of summer herbaceous perennials. Beyond, glimpses of Blackmore Vale. A wooden gazebo is flanked by borders of summer herbaceous perennials including mallows, lythrum, linaria, verbascum and phlox, with glimpses of Blackmore Vale beyond. A wooden gazebo is flanked by borders of summer herbaceous perennials including mallows, lythrum, linaria, verbascum, rudbeckias, shasta daisies, liatris and phlox. A wooden gazebo is flanked by borders of summer herbaceous perennials including mallows, lythrum, linaria, verbascum, shasta daisies, liatris and phlox. Border planted with dahlias and herbaceous perennials including linaria, helianthus, verbascum and phlox. Beyond, glimpses of Blackmore Vale.





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Dolphin House
Inspired by the gardens of Beth Chatto in Essex and Coton Manor in Northamptonshire, Christine and Christopher Bell have restored this country garden back to it former glory.

Archway and gate in the serpentine wall, leading through to the orchard garden. Christopher and Christine Bell and their dog 'Cider'. Archway and gate in the serpentine wall, leading through to the orchard garden. Archway and gate in the serpentine wall, leading through to the orchard garden. Border along the serpentine wall, with an archway through to the orchard garden. Tiled pavillion with outdoor dining and seating area. Tiled pavillion with outdoor dining and seating area. Tiled pavilion with outdoor dining and seating area. Tiled pavilion with outdoor dining and seating area. Tiled pavilion with outdoor dining and seating area. Cut flowers in a trug on the outdoor dining table. Cut flowers in a trug on the outdoor dining table in the main garden, with view along the serpentine wall and gravel path by the main lawn. View from the tiled pavilion along the serpentine wall and gravel path by the main lawn.





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A Garden for Evening Entertaining
This modern garden has been designed and built by Cube 1994 Ltd with an emphasis on creating a garden that functions equally as well at night as it does during the day with spaces for relaxing and entertaining.

View into pagoda-inspired summerhouse, with lounge furniture, corner sofa with cushions and coffee table, roof structure illuminated with uplighters Garden owner View to pagoda-inspired summer house along slated fencing, with block of artificial plants and a retaining wall. View into pagoda inspired summerhouse with lounge furniture, corner sofa with cushions and coffee table Mixed border with Buxus and grasses, backed by slatted fence and espalier Carpinus betulus by summerhouse. Stained grey wooden slatted fence with blocks of artificial plants and raised bed Espalier Carpinus betulus with grey wooden slatted fence and blocks of artificial plants. Stained grey wooden slatted fence with blocks of artificial plants View into pagoda inspired summerhouse with lounge furniture, corner sofa with cushions and coffee table View into pagoda-inspired summerhouse with lounge furniture, corner sofa with cushions and coffee table. View into pagoda-inspired summerhouse with lounge furniture, corner sofa with cushions and coffee table. View into pagoda inspired summerhouse with lounge furniture, corner sofa with cushions and coffee table Circular metal arch framing an irregular walkway





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Ash Garden
Transforming a fussy space crammed with plants into a modern garden with space for all the family.

Wooden dining furniture with umbrella with steps up to the house Garden Owners Wooden dining furniture with umbrella and a view to house with steps up to bifold doors Wooden dining furniture on patio with umbrella Wooden dining furniture on patio with umbrella Pizza oven with built in worksurface and wood storage Pizza oven with built in worksurface and wood storage Man baking pizza in pizza oven Wooden dining furniture on patio with umbrella Young family at dinner table on large patio Young family at dinner table on large patio Young family at dinner table on large patio Summer house with narrow patio in front, grey painted doors and view to woodburner inside





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A Garden for all Occasions
Melanie has transformed a neglected country garden with layered planting and practical outdoor living areas.

View over beds by low wall to a lawn with a gazebo by a brick house Woman in garden with secateurs View across lawn with summerhouse and seating towards low brick wall and steps, house beyond Gazebo on lawn by brick house, gazebo has Rosa - Rose - climbers trained up it and hanging baskets with seating underneath Metal gazebo with table and chairs on a lawn Brick outbuilding with tiled roof, used to support climbers and a bed at the base with white metal bench with cushions Raised seating area with a metal pergola and a shade cover against side of a brick wall, decorated with lounge furniture and pots Raised seating area with a metal pergola and a shade cover, made comfortable with lounge furniture and pots Open picnic basket near seating area Raised seating area with shade cover, lounge furniture, wall decoration and pots Raised seating area with metal pergola and shade cover against a brick wall, with lounge furniture and pots Graveled courtyard area with dining furniture and backdrop of outbuildings, in foreground Rosa - Climbing Rose - against a brick wall Covered seating area with wooden painted bench and table under overhang, standard trees in pots and hanging baskets





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