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If Neptune did garden rooms

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

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Maximum impact: bold ideas for small gardens

When it comes to designing smaller gardens, think big, as garden designer Jonnie Wake tells us....

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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....

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Garden hosting: tips from a stylist

Our stylist Meaghan shares how you can create an atmospheric garden setting for a gathering....

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The garden picnic

It’s a simple fact that fresh, summertime food tastes better outdoors. A slice of peppery frittata. ...

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The garden furniture style guide

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

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The garden furniture materials guide

An in-depth look at the materials in our garden collection to help you choose the right design for y...

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The joy of trees with Charlie Marsden

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

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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...

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Why meadows matter

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

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How to make outdoor dining work for you

From where to place your dining table to which designs are the most low maintenance, read on for our...

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How to zone your garden

Why it’s useful to think of your garden as an open-plan room....

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Keeping your garden well-lit after the sun has set

Our four tips for creating atmosphere in your garden with lighting....

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Why we love teak furniture in the garden

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

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One step forward: why you should go barefoot

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

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Behind the walls of Houghton Lodge

We take an early springtime stroll around this Hampshire home’s walled garden....

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Biophilia at home: how to bring nature into your interiors

Author Sally Coulthard explains what we mean by ‘biophilia’ and how you can use it to create interio...

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The search for contentment by Ben Fogle

Author and presenter Ben Fogle looks at how people have discovered and protected their inner peace b...

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Celebrating the beauty of winter light

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

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Nature’s palette

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

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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 ...

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Greenhouses, orangeries and conservatories, a short history

How garden rooms have been designed and used throughout history, and how you might decorate one toda...

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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...

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In the garden with Jane: the wild garden

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

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A homegrown, homemade pesto for summer

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

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In the garden with Jane: the productive garden

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

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Lakes for swimming

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

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In the garden with Jane: the sustainable garden

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

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Why we love Lloyd Loom furniture inside and out

Why we love this heritage material and its classic furniture styles....

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Growing a garden for scent

Think of your outside spaces and the chances are you’re remembering how they look, rather than the s...

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Taking mirrors al fresco

How you can use mirrors and mirrored elements in your garden to create atmosphere....

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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...

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Interior design for gardens: how to make more of your outdoor space

You hear it every year: bring the outside in, and vice versa. These are the golden rules of linking ...

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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...

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March’s flower

For many of us, daffodils mark the beginning of spring. While snowdrops and crocuses may be the firs...

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A celebration of spring in nature

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

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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.’...

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Kirsty & Garry’s vegetable garden

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

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The gift of flowers

This year, a present in the post is a much more likely turn of events, and what’s more of a welcome ...

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Flower pressing creations

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