Garden Design Ideas

Find garden design ideas and inspiration for planting schemes, garden structures and features, hard landscaping materials and outdoor entertaining areas that will meet with the approval of even the most discerning family member.

Useful advice from garden design experts on creating an outdoor space that is usable, beautiful and practical from the coldest Winter months to the hottest days of Summer.

Create extra space with a garden room

on 30th November 2020
Fed up of working on the dining room table? Tired of tripping over kids toys? Looking for a quiet haven for artistic pursuits?  A way to squeeze in exercise around a busy schedule? If any of these situations sound familiar to you, then you may be asking yourself ‘how can I upgrade my home to...
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Create extra space with a garden room

Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

on 18th September 2020
When the great British summer gets into its swing, there is nothing better than heading outdoors and making the most of long days and warm evenings. For many this finer weather also signals the start of BBQ season. At the first sign of Sun, many a dusty grill is rescued from the back of the...
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Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

The Rise of Vertical Gardening

on 22nd May 2020

Small spaces are proving creative outlets for keen gardeners during lockdowns. Tiny gardens, petite patios and bijou balconies are all receiving green makeovers to create oasis of calm for some much-needed escape. Using containers and pots has traditionally been the way to pack a small plot with plants. But a the growing trend for vertical

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The Rise of Vertical Gardening

Garden fence or hedge? Considering your options.

on 2nd March 2020

Fences and hedges are the most popular ways of defining property boundaries. When we buy a house we generally find there are already hedges or fences in place and we don’t give them any further thought beyond giving the hedge an annual trim or replacing a broken fence panel after a particularly nasty storm. But

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Garden fence or hedge? Considering your options.

How To Create A Child Friendly Garden That You – And Your Kids – Will Love!

on 25th June 2019

As a good proportion of us at Thames Valley Landscapes are parents, we’ve first-hand experience into how difficult it is to convince our kids to get outside and reclaim their rightful space in nature.  Yet we also notice that, once they’re out in the great outdoors, they quickly reconnect with the elements and start enjoying

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How To Create A Child Friendly Garden That You – And Your Kids – Will Love!

How To Create High Drama With Garden Sculpture

on 22nd May 2019

For the first time, sculptures are taking centre stage at RHS Wisley. In its ‘Exhibition of Modern and Contemporary Sculpture’ event that’s running for the rest of this year, the charity will feature work from six 20th and 21st century artists as a way of highlighting “the relationship between sculpture and the cultivated landscape.” With

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How To Create High Drama With Garden Sculpture

Garden Trends For 2019

on 28th January 2019

If your new year’s resolution involves getting your garden ship-shape in time for summer, then you’ll no doubt want to know what’s expected to be hot on the garden scene in 2019. To put you on the right path, we’ve put our heads together here at Thames Valley Landscapes and have created the following list

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Garden Trends For 2019

In the Night Garden

on 22nd March 2018

Are you someone who works on your garden all year-round only to head on inside the house once the sun goes down? If so, then you may already be pondering over some garden lighting ideas that will help keep you outdoors for longer. Thankfully, the benefits of installing outdoor lighting reach far beyond simply buying

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In the Night Garden

Choosing Garden Fencing

on 22nd February 2018

Garden fencing serves many purposes. It marks the border between adjoining properties and provides privacy from prying neighbours. It keeps escapologist pets (and children) safely in your garden, as well as helping to keep your garden secure from potential intruders. Yet fencing brings so much more to your garden. With the vast choice of available

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Choosing Garden Fencing