garden designer and artist
carol whitehead contemporary garden designer and artist
garden designer and artist
bespoke garden metalwork creations: the finishing touch

bespoke garden metalwork creations: the finishing touch

Selecting decorative furnishings for your garden can prove challenging. There are multiple styles of bird feeders, garden objects and furniture available. Many garden feeders are cheap looking, badly made and can visually spoil a well designed garden… >>>

recycled garden design with festival of britain style

recycled garden design with festival of britain style

This family loved the style of twentieth century Festival of Britain and wanted to reflect this in their recycled garden design space. Recycling does not reduce the overall budget, as materials need cleaning up and handling and labour costs within the budget can increase. However there is great satisfaction in reusing suitable materials and blending them into… >>>

gimme some space: an urban kitchen garden

gimme some space: an urban kitchen garden

A garden for a young professional couples first home, with only a very tight budget, presented a challenge.¬†With careful design and layout, the space became a more intimate, attractive and practical green space next to the busy inner city railway line. The first job was to deal with the privacy issue from the train bridge… >>>

contemporary stepped sun terrace that maximises planting space

contemporary stepped sun terrace that maximises planting space

I designed this contemporary terrace in Rotherfield in East Sussex. A steeply graded garden that was uncomfortable and dangerous to walk through has been transformed with safer steps and rendered walls. Water curtain features installed into two retaining terrace walls create a cooling effect on the hot sunny patio levels. The walls are rendered to… >>>

cabin fever: boxing clever geometric garden design

cabin fever: boxing clever geometric garden design

The brief was to devise a geometric garden design plan around the purchase of a minimal contemporary modern shed, which the clients needed for storage. The shed footprint took up almost a quarter of the space and so would be dominant. The issue was how to visually blend the mass of geometric cabin >>>

living willow sculpture is a handy B&B for pollinators

living willow sculpture is a handy B&B for pollinators

In previous notebook posts I’ve written about meadow flowers and fruit pollen to encourage readers to grow some specific types of plants to help save our native insects and in turn feed garden birds during the Spring season. Willow, or Salix, is also another important host plant… >>>

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