The art of swimming pool landscaping

An outdoor swimming pool and surround can be a truly luxurious space for relaxing and entertaining. Well-designed landscaping and planting around the pool creates a resort-like oasis and enhances the overall look and feel of your garden. Here are some of our favourite ways you can transform your pool into a stunning showpiece. Create an […]

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Why choose sandstone for your garden landscaping project

Natural sandstone is an excellent garden landscaping material for all kinds of applications from pathways and patios to walls and pool surrounds. Natural sandstone has many advantages Sandstone is incredibly versatile and full of character. It comes in a vast array of subtle, earthy colours, patterns, and textures to blend with any traditional or contemporary setting. […]

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Planting to soften hard landscaping

Hard landscaping is an important part of any garden, as it provides structure, privacy and a practical, stable surface so we can enjoy the benefits of being outdoors. However, this type of landscaping can sometimes look harsh and uncompromising. At Artscape, we aim to design new hard landscaping using natural materials that look organic, with […]

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Landscaping projects: dark, natural style swimming pools

There is a growing trend for darker, natural style residential swimming pools in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and across Southeast England. A dark pool in a landscape setting looks more natural in the changeable English climate than a light blue pool, which can look forlorn and out of place in winter. When you view a dark pool […]

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Boost your mental wellbeing, visit a garden!

It’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, which this year focuses on raising awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental health. In this world full of different ways to connect, it’s hard to imagine that over 9 million people in the UK report feeling lonely. Some feel trapped as the vicious cycle of anxiety and depression draws them […]

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Would you prefer a formal or informal garden… or both?

Many gardens feature elements of both formal and informal styles. One of the most famous examples is at Sissinghurst Castle created by Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West, who described the garden as: “The strictest formality of design with the maximum informality in planting.” Other good examples are High Grove, the private residence of TRH The […]

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Spring landscapes: a seasonal garden guide

• Instant fixes and tasks to improve your outdoor space • Create a garden that will wow next spring • Inspiring British spring gardens Spring is a glorious time of year as gardens begin to burst into bloom. This short guide from us at Artscape will help you create a spring garden to be proud […]

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Creating an elegant family garden with Artscape

A successful family garden is a well-balanced space that pleases every member of the family; children, adults and pets alike. Whether that means having a safe and fun play area for the children; a quiet spot for adults to relax; or a terrace for everyone to get together; with careful planning, landscaping and planting, a […]

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Creating a new wildlife pond in your garden

Want to attract butterflies and songbirds to your garden? Then consider creating a natural living wildlife pond. Large or small, it will be good for the environment and beautiful to look at too. A pond is a wildlife habitat that is increasingly rare to find these days, as many of the UK’s ponds have disappeared […]

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How to be sustainable this Christmas

Following this year’s COP26, we should all be aware of just how important it is to make every effort we can to be more sustainable this Christmas and beyond. Small changes can make a BIG difference in reducing our environmental footprint, especially at this time of the year, when the potential for waste, over consumption and […]

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