In the January edition of the Garden Design Journal Magazine, Artscape Design & Build worked closely together with fellow garden designer Tresa Pulford of Bluesteam Designs. Together, they created spectacular designs which included a log wall and a contemporary sandstone pond which was surrounded by textual planting with jewel flowers. Click the link below to view the full article.
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No doubt with Chelsea Flower Show approaching a few Berkshire Garden Designers will be preparing to exhibit. As with all major flower shows garden designers spend months, sometimes years getting ready for the show. They will now be in the final stages, sourcing materials and plants, which need to be in perfect condition on the few days of the show.
At Artscape, Berkshire’s leading Garden Designers we know the amount of effort involved having twice won ‘Best Garden’ at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Efforts are concentrated on getting the timing right and inevitably that means a considerable amount of work well before the garden building commences a couple of weeks before the show itself.
If you were unable to attend this year’s show at Hampton Court, here are 4 top highlights:
1. The Conceptual Gardens. Unique to Hampton Court, these are gardens, usually designed by young designers, that explore ideas not usually found in conventional gardens. There was one comprising entirely of edible fungi: more interestingly all the action is underground and only visible through a series of periscopes.
2. Jon Wheatley and Anita Foy’s vast show feature, the RHS Edible Garden. This included fruit and nut orchards, wild plants for free foraging, a vegetable garden, an olive grove and even a hot house full of tropical fruit.
3. Roses: not only all the main rose nurseries but a rosy pavilion celebrating Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland.
4. In a large blacked-out tent was the first night garden showing how to use lights in the garden.
Berkshire based Artscape Design & Build Ltd (www.art-scape.co.uk) have received recognition for their high quality landscaping work by receiving an award at the Association of Professional Landscapers annual award ceremony which took place in Leicestershire on Wednesday 10th February 2010.
The clients wanted a garden design that was smart, simple and in keeping with the house which is an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional styles. We modified the approach to the property, created a new courtyard area and new planting areas. What had previously been a driveway that led to the garages is now a new garden with a seating area to catch the sun and a pergola stained black to match the barn. Rectangular lawns, simple paving, decking, pleached Hornbeam and modern topiary completed the picture.
Commenting on their success, Managing Director, Ross Moyse from Artscape said, “
“We are thrilled to have received this prestigious award. It is in recognition of the quality of design and build service”
Chair of the judging panel and APL vice-chairman, Mark Gregory said, “We received a record number of entries this year and the standard was exceptionally high. Landscaping really does benefit from attention to detail and many of the winning schemes showed this. Many congratulations to Artscape on their success.”
The APL Awards, sponsored by Bradstone, recognise the very best in landscaping undertaken by APL members in projects that range from smaller projects to garden maintenance to contracts of over £100,000. The Awards are a celebration of the high standards that have been achieved by members and a demonstration of the APL’s commitment to quality landscaping.
For details of all the award winners see www.landscaper.org.uk