Archive for Planting

Large garden design for your outdoor space

The secret to a successful large garden design is to start with an outline plan so the design will be well-balanced and work effectively as a whole. You don’t need establish all the details right away as ideas will evolve, but an overall plan is essential to achieve a cohesive look. Each part of the […]

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Plant a tree in your garden to combat climate change

  Trees are wonderful for the environment. They not only look beautiful, they also help to combat climate change. Trees remove carbon dioxide from the air and store the carbon in their trunks, roots, leaves and surrounding soil. A fully grown tree can absorb around 21kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) a year. Trees can also […]

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Winter wonderland – ideas for your garden planting

Even when the weather’s gloomy, your garden can look wonderful. Winter is also a great time to look at the structure of your garden and plan improvements as the structure of plants and landscaping are clearer to see. A successful garden should have a good structure. Adding hard landscaping can link areas and make the […]

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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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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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Designing a Japanese zen garden

A Japanese zen garden, also known as a Japanese dry garden or Japanese rock garden, has the distinctive style of a miniature landscape. This is achieved by carefully composing arrangements of rocks and large rustic stones which represent mountains, with decorative gravel and pebbles, symbolising rivers and lakes in a highly stylised way. Natural boulders and stepping stones […]

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Garden design for a shaded outdoor terrace

A shady garden might appear to be challenging, but it can be a wonderful opportunity to work with lower light levels to create a stunning outdoor space. A shaded corner can be a delightful area of a garden for an outdoor dining space as it will provide an enticingly cool contrast to a very bright, […]

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The art of creating garden zones

At Artscape our professional garden designers can help you create your dream garden. Through our Award-winning garden design and landscaping, we are able to create your perfect outdoor space. For example, having a series of distinct garden zones or “rooms” allows you to maximise the way you use and enjoy your garden. These separated areas […]

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What happens when you hire a garden design and building company?

Artscape’s professional designers, landscapers and horticultural specialists create stunning bespoke gardens of all scales and sizes across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. We take care of garden projects from concept to construction: aiming to make the experience of having your garden professionally designed and landscaped enjoyable and stress free. While it’s exciting, do bear in mind […]

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