What to do in your garden in March

Hopefully spring is now in the air! The top gardening jobs for March in the ornamental garden include:- – Scrape away a layer of old compost of permanently potted plants and top dress with fresh compost; – Cut back perennials left with top growth over the winter; – Divide overcrowded clumps of herbaceous perennials and […]

How much does a garden makeover cost?

When I visit clients for the first time, the inevitable question comes up ‘How much does a garden makeover cost?’ This is a difficult question to answer as each of our garden design projects are bespoke to the client’s requirements. BUT you should have a budget in mind at the outset when first talking to […]

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 […]

Circle garden: Planting Design

Design Brief To create a planting plan for a new build garden which the clients had already designed and landscaped themselves. The design brief was for all year round colour and interest with textural plants in purple, pink and white. The client wanted some vertical height in the planting and also climbers to cover the […]

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  

School Sensory Garden

Design brief: The aim of this project was to create a sensory garden for a primary school in Aberdeen City. This was for children with visual impairment and additional support needs. It needed to be a colourful, sensory space which was low maintenance. The design: The school garden was East facing so the plants needed […]