Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2013

Wind, hail and rain did not keep the visitors away from this year's Harrogate Spring Flower Show which took place from 25th - 28th April. Over 17 show gardens provided inspiration and in some cases proved that practicality needs to be a strong design feature  in our northern climate. The … [Read more...]



As Time Goes By Holker show garden

As Time Goes By, designed by M A Brooks Ltd & Peacock Design, deservedly won a gold award at the 2011 Holker Garden Festival. This is certainly a garden designed to cope with today's economic climate.  A garden which can evolve effortlessly but still keep it's original structure, shape and … [Read more...]



Coastal Retreat Garden Plant List

Plant list for the Gold award winning Coastal Retreat Garden at Holker 2011. Trees Arbutus unedoEucalyptus gunniiSorbus aria 'Lutescens' Shrubs Artemesia 'Powis Castle'Chamaerops humilisHebe pageiLavendula Angustifolia 'Hidcote'Lonicera nitidaPhormium 'Black Velvet'Phormium tenaxPinus … [Read more...]



Reflections Holker Festival Garden

The Holker garden, sponsored by Burlington Stone and designed by Damson Design, won a Gold award at the Holker Garden Festival 2011. Light and dark stone contrast in a peaceful, relaxing setting. The title "reflections" in this case has a double meaning, as there are contrasting light and dark … [Read more...]



Coastal Retreat Holker Garden 2011

Taking inspiration from the West Cumbrian coast, "Coastal Retreat"  from the Cockermouth based Nigel Walker Paving & Carreg Design, won Gold at the 2011 Holker Garden Festival. A simple but stunning design that would fit quite easily into any small garden and portrays the natural beauty of … [Read more...]



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