Hebden Home Office_Colour Zoning_01

Inspiration

Francesca, Meet the maker 1
If Neptune did garden rooms

Garden designer Jonnie Wake contemplates what shape and form a Neptune-designed garden room might ta...

SUFFOLK_TABLE_034
The joy of summer: how to celebrate the season

Moments, rituals and traditions ancient and new to help you make the most of each month in summer....

SS20 CHATTO 4S TABLE & CHAIRS_3
The garden furniture style guide

We walk you through all the furniture families in our garden collection to help you better understan...

Touch Story - Faraway Farm  18
The joy of trees with Charlie Marsden

Tree consultant and dendrologist Charlie Marsden tells us about the fascinating hidden life of trees...

SS20 PEMBREY TABLE & DENHAM CAMPAIGN CHAIR_5
The joy of spring: moments to cherish

Moments and traditions to help you make the most of March, April and May, and bring you closer to th...

CANTERBURY_BENCH_LANDSCAPE_005
Why meadows matter

Conserving our natural habitats protects the ecosystem and promises beguiling blooms....

Barefoot walking
One step forward: why you should go barefoot

The reflective ritual of ‘grounding’ is fast becoming popular, as journalist Lucy Dunn discovered wh...

Touch Story - Faraway Farm  47
The search for contentment by Ben Fogle

The last couple of years has forced many of us to slow down. It has given us a chance to think about...

DSCF8328
Celebrating the beauty of winter light

Finding the joy in winter’s light, come crystal clear sun or moodily overcast skies....

WYCOMBE_BAR STOOL_033_retouched 1
Nature’s palette

Michelle Ogundehin on why ‘natural’ colours appeal so much....

Jane Cumberbatch garden - 21/05/2021 06
In the garden with Jane: the multisensory garden

In our final journal together, author Jane Cumberbatch tells us how her garden is a space for all th...

Kirsty's Vegetable Garden-33
The Shaker garden

Growing a garden full of beauty, usefulness and order, inspired by the Shakers...

Jane Cumberbatch garden - 21/05/2021 13
In the garden with Jane: the wild garden

Author and designer, Jane Cumberbatch, is back to speak on the beauty of wild gardens...

Pesto pasta - Jane Cumberbatch
A homegrown, homemade pesto for summer

Sometimes the best food is the simplest, as Jane Cumberbatch proves with this summery recipe....

Jane Cumberbatch garden - 21/05/2021 03
In the garden with Jane: the productive garden

Author and stylist Jane Cumberbatch on creating a productive and beautiful garden....

Lakes for swimming
Lakes for swimming

Our favourite spots for taking a dip in cool waters....

Jane Cumberbatch garden - 21/05/2021 19
In the garden with Jane: the sustainable garden

Author and designer Jane Cumberbatch on creating a beautiful and sustainable garden....

CHATTO_DINING_PORTRAIT_003
For the love of Lloyd Loom

If the sight of Lloyd Loom brings to mind perfectly mown lawns and tea on the terrace, you’re not al...

Clare Nolan - A shed of one's own
A shed of one's own

Author and stylist Clare Nolan explains why a shed at the end of the garden is every grown up’s drea...

Olney Decorative Bowls_Spring Bulbs
How to make a spring bulb arrangement

Cut flowers are stunning (we’ll always have a place in our home for our life-like ones) and house pl...

Spring Flowers 02
A celebration of spring in nature

Spring. Is any season so welcome, so wanted? While autumn brings relief after the heat of summer, th...

Anonymous KCS 2
In praise of green spaces by Elizabeth Metcalfe

‘I am extremely happy walking on the downs...I like to have space to spread my mind out in.’...

Izzi Hudson - flower pressing
Flower pressing creations

In our last journal post – ‘Autumnal flower pressing’ – Izzi Hudson, founder of florist, Flower and ...

Izzi Hudson - flower pressing
Autumnal flower pressing

Izzi Hudson, founder of florist, Flower and Press, gives us a step-by-step guide on flower pressing ...

DSCF7718-Edit
A late autumn walk

Whether you go solo, with those you live with or with one socially-distanced friend, a walk this tim...

Contemporary Living_Wycombe Bench 02 02
Biophilia and connecting to nature

Most of us feel good in nature. Ask people to imagine a place where they feel happy and relaxed, man...

bees_1
For the love of the humble bee

Over the summer, while our roads and streets fell silent, it wasn’t only the birds whose presence be...

Kirsty's Vegetable Garden-52
Kirsty & her vegetable garden

How does your garden grow? In the question of Kirsty and Garry’s, plentifully and seasonally thanks ...

Stories 12 Orchard apples-2
What to plant in autumn

Autumn in the garden is a season of two halves: on the one hand, there are lots of plants that look ...

Neptune150116_Tuscany_table_chair_detail_V1_039
Teak – a silver fox

Teak. The timber that you’ll find most in our garden collection. But why? And perhaps the bigger que...

Neptune140116_hudson_console_V1_262
Kitchens gardens: designing an actual outdoor kitchen, really?

Say kitchen garden and you’d probably imagine neat rows of vegetables grown from seed, or perhaps a ...

Southrop B_EDIT
Growing your own: container garden Easy-to-follow advice for beginner gardeners

Whether your garden is large or small, chances are containers (from terracotta pots to metal tubs an...

Hannah_Flowers_01
Talking to Hannah Redman

It’s a lovely coincidence that when you need to speak to an expert on a certain topic, it turns out ...

SS20 HAYBURN:HOVE set
Your living room with the roof down

The living room is generally the space everybody thinks of when you want to relax somewhere comfy. I...

christmas-tree-rt
A place beyond the pines

As the months edge ever closer to midwinter, it feels like the perfect time to appreciate the beauty...

DAHLIA_006
The rise of the dahlia

Not so long ago, dahlias had a reputation for being a bit fussy. They were mostly grown by competiti...

1743731_10152524325544385_1988336166505092685_n
England’s ancient oaks

As part of Blenheim Palace’s Festival of Literature, Film and Music, we went along to listen to Aljo...

Floral-v1
How to: create an autumnal arrangement

There are many ways that we can reference the current season in our homes. Paint is one, textiles ar...

PEMBREY_PLACE_SETTING_DETAIL_016
Keeping your garden well-lit – after the sun has set

When spring and summer roll around, you can’t move for talk about taking the indoors out. But it’s n...

Garden gate with heavy hinges
How to make an entrance: repainting your front door

Do you always notice when a house has a lovely front door? We certainly do....