Best of Houzz 2021 Customer Services Award

We are honoured to have won a Best Of Houzz 2021 award for Customer Service. This award is allocated by Houzz to service-oriented professionals as a sign of their commitment to excellence. Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design has a worldwide community of over 40 million homeowners, home design enthusiasts and professional […]

Plants for winter structure

A question which I am often asked at my consultations is ‘what can I grow in my garden in North East Scotland which will look good all year round?’ Many people would like to emulate the show gardens at Chelsea Flower Show (wouldn’t we all?!) but many plants featured there will not survive a winter […]

Why use a professional garden designer?

A garden designer does not just draw pretty pictures and faff about with some plants.  It’s a real profession! Would you build a house without an architect? No! Like architects, garden designers can survey your garden and design it with suitable materials and plants to get the best results for the right price. The only […]

Care Home Sensory Garden

Design Brief The brief was to provide a design for a sensory garden for a care home in Aberdeen.  This needed to incorporate a circular path design to help residents navigate themselves easier around the garden with seating as rest stops.  There was to be a central pergola as a vertical feature, raised beds for […]

Milltimber Garden

Design Brief The clients were looking for a large outdoor entertaining area which link their architecture designed new house to the back garden. The planting needed to provide  year-round colour in a warm colour palette and be low maintenance.  Planting was also designed for beds around the driveway in the front garden.  This had a […]

Aberdeen Planting Design: Orange and Purple

Design Brief To create a large curved border with mixed planting in an orange and purple theme in a large sheltered East facing walled town garden in Aberdeen.  The planting has a New Zealand theme. Before               The Design                 After  

What to do in your garden in January

It’s January and the start of a new gardening year. Despite the wintery weather here are some jobs you can be doing in your own garden this month:- Complete winter pruning of fruit trees; Prune wisteria shortening summer pruned shoots back to two or three buds from old wood; Remember to water planted containers in […]

Aberdeen West End Front Garden

Design brief: The client’s property was in the heart of the West End of Aberdeen. The hard landscaping had already been designed and constructed in the front garden of the property. The brief was to create a planting plan. The design: The front garden was large with many mature plants already in place. A driveway […]

Stone Compass Front Garden

Design brief: The front garden is East facing. It had steps and path leading to the front door with symmetrical beds on either side of the path and at the front of the house. In the larger beds there were some mature shrubs which were retained and reused elsewhere in the garden. This garden is […]

Circular Side Garden

Design brief: A garden designed with circles in a triangular side garden in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. This designed included artificial lawn, a large patio area, a cherry tree, mixed shrubs, perennials and bulbs in the borders.