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Congrats to @kategouldgardens and @knchappers on winning not just GOLD but best in category and best construction 

And thanks for lifting the rope to allow me and @sophie_greenphotography to really enter the sanctuary 

Totally original and perfect👌👏🍾 #sanctuarygardens #kategouldgardens #rhschelsea #rhschelsea2022

Congrats to @kategouldgardens and @knchappers on winning not just GOLD but best in category and best construction

And thanks for lifting the rope to allow me and @sophie_greenphotography to really enter the sanctuary

Totally original and perfect👌👏🍾 #sanctuarygardens #kategouldgardens #rhschelsea #rhschelsea2022
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Looking forward to catching up with lots of friends and joining @greenfingerscharity on their stand this afternoon at @rhschelsea today 

Do come and see the Charity’s stand on EA453 and the launch of this new Hydrangea Red Butterflies for £10 from each sold goes to Greenfingers #greenfingers #rhschelsea #chelseaflowershow #hydrangeas

Looking forward to catching up with lots of friends and joining @greenfingerscharity on their stand this afternoon at @rhschelsea today

Do come and see the Charity’s stand on EA453 and the launch of this new Hydrangea Red Butterflies for £10 from each sold goes to Greenfingers #greenfingers #rhschelsea #chelseaflowershow #hydrangeas
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Powerful punch of Red Valerium being classic case of right plant,  right place holding the sand dunes together @banthamdevon 

She self seeds well and loves dry free draining conditions 

Will certainly see far more natural styles of planting @rhschelsea tomorrow with only one main Avenue garden being of a very formal design #bantham #dunes #droughttolerant

Powerful punch of Red Valerium being classic case of right plant, right place holding the sand dunes together @banthamdevon

She self seeds well and loves dry free draining conditions

Will certainly see far more natural styles of planting @rhschelsea tomorrow with only one main Avenue garden being of a very formal design #bantham #dunes #droughttolerant
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Restrained design, by nature. A really difficult act to follow. 

#design #wildflowers #foxgloves #digitalis #digitalispurpurea #dartmouth

Restrained design, by nature. A really difficult act to follow.

#design #wildflowers #foxgloves #digitalis #digitalispurpurea #dartmouth
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After only two weeks and occasional watering, delighted at how these ferns have thrived in this vertical wall of stone 

Using micro ferns designed for bottle gardens, I eked out some planting pockets and filled them with peat free compost and a touch of water retaining crystals 

Adding some Campanula and Erigeron later if more holes can be found #fern #ferns #verticalgarden #verticalgardening

After only two weeks and occasional watering, delighted at how these ferns have thrived in this vertical wall of stone

Using micro ferns designed for bottle gardens, I eked out some planting pockets and filled them with peat free compost and a touch of water retaining crystals

Adding some Campanula and Erigeron later if more holes can be found #fern #ferns #verticalgarden #verticalgardening
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Transformed in 24 hours this island border was over whelmed by cat mint

But important to just edit rather than destroy, with careful additions proposed by in house designer @sophie_greenphotography the plantings are designed to be drought tolerant in what is now a perfect oval edged in mild steel from @jrhillwelding 

Creating a crisp edge stops the lawn from creeping and makes maintenance so easy, as does the composted bark from @countrysuppliesuk 

Stunning plants from @northhillnurseries should mean the border will be a spectacle when this garden is open as part of @thegapfestival22 on 3rd June

But come and judge for yourself👌😁 #gardendesign #mediterraneanplanting #droughttolerant #oval #steeledging #goringonthames #gapfestival

Transformed in 24 hours this island border was over whelmed by cat mint

But important to just edit rather than destroy, with careful additions proposed by in house designer @sophie_greenphotography the plantings are designed to be drought tolerant in what is now a perfect oval edged in mild steel from @jrhillwelding

Creating a crisp edge stops the lawn from creeping and makes maintenance so easy, as does the composted bark from @countrysuppliesuk

Stunning plants from @northhillnurseries should mean the border will be a spectacle when this garden is open as part of @thegapfestival22 on 3rd June

But come and judge for yourself👌😁 #gardendesign #mediterraneanplanting #droughttolerant #oval #steeledging #goringonthames #gapfestival
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Mouthwatering combo created by in house designer @sophie_greenphotography of Cirsium rivulare Atropurpurea and Allium Purple Sensation from @northhillnurseries 

We originally gave the long existing client a complimentary design consult in return for a donation to @greenfingerscharity 

The clients garden is opening as part of @thegapfestival22 and she wanted a flagging border revitalised for the Open Day on 3rd June 

Planting finished yesterday followed by tremendous overnight rain👌🙏 

Watch this space for final reveal or come to the Open Day not forgetting my garden that’s also open😮😮😁 #cirsium #cirsiumvulgare #cirsiumrivulareatropurpureum #allium #alliumpurplesensation #mediterraneanplants #gardendesign #goringonthames #gapfestival

Mouthwatering combo created by in house designer @sophie_greenphotography of Cirsium rivulare Atropurpurea and Allium Purple Sensation from @northhillnurseries

We originally gave the long existing client a complimentary design consult in return for a donation to @greenfingerscharity

The clients garden is opening as part of @thegapfestival22 and she wanted a flagging border revitalised for the Open Day on 3rd June

Planting finished yesterday followed by tremendous overnight rain👌🙏

Watch this space for final reveal or come to the Open Day not forgetting my garden that’s also open😮😮😁 #cirsium #cirsiumvulgare #cirsiumrivulareatropurpureum #allium #alliumpurplesensation #mediterraneanplants #gardendesign #goringonthames #gapfestival
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Native foxgloves are annoying biennial rather than perennial hence this one grown from seed in 2021, planted out this Spring and now she’s thriving in my shady courtyard and in theory will then die😮😮

She might produce some offsets from the base for next year but will defo sow some seed in late summer as an insurance👌 #digitalis #digitalispurpurea #foxgloves #foxglovesofinstagram #purple #purpleflowers #shadetolerantplants

Native foxgloves are annoying biennial rather than perennial hence this one grown from seed in 2021, planted out this Spring and now she’s thriving in my shady courtyard and in theory will then die😮😮

She might produce some offsets from the base for next year but will defo sow some seed in late summer as an insurance👌 #digitalis #digitalispurpurea #foxgloves #foxglovesofinstagram #purple #purpleflowers #shadetolerantplants
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Coffee grinds at base of Hosta sieboldiana or plantain hosta doing pretty good job v the slugs 

Secret is to protect the emerging shoots from day 1 and keep topping up 

Birds will love you being slug pellet free👌 #slugs #hostas #hosta #hostaofinstagram #hostasielboldianaelegans #slugpellets #shadetolerant #shadetolerantplants #coffeegrinds

Coffee grinds at base of Hosta sieboldiana or plantain hosta doing pretty good job v the slugs

Secret is to protect the emerging shoots from day 1 and keep topping up

Birds will love you being slug pellet free👌 #slugs #hostas #hosta #hostaofinstagram #hostasielboldianaelegans #slugpellets #shadetolerant #shadetolerantplants #coffeegrinds
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Delphinium Pacific Giants 1 : Slugs 0
 
Sown seed in Autumn 2020.
Grew on in 2021
Bulking up this year with 50% basal cuttings taken👌 

High maintenance plant so an extravagant choice for my cut flower garden but reflecting the thoughts in yesterday’s Observer about impact of buying flowers grown abroad

But who is brave enough to cut the flower spike🤔😮😂 #delphinium #delphiniumpacificgiants #cutflowergarden #grownnotflown #observernewspaper

Delphinium Pacific Giants 1 : Slugs 0

Sown seed in Autumn 2020.
Grew on in 2021
Bulking up this year with 50% basal cuttings taken👌

High maintenance plant so an extravagant choice for my cut flower garden but reflecting the thoughts in yesterday’s Observer about impact of buying flowers grown abroad

But who is brave enough to cut the flower spike🤔😮😂 #delphinium #delphiniumpacificgiants #cutflowergarden #grownnotflown #observernewspaper
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Any idea what type of bumbler nee this is relishing my tree paeony 🤔🤔 

Half way through the video there’s a honey nee that dive bombs her, jealous at all the nectar she’s having😮🐝 
#bumblebee #bees #treepaeony #yellowflowers

Any idea what type of bumbler nee this is relishing my tree paeony 🤔🤔

Half way through the video there’s a honey nee that dive bombs her, jealous at all the nectar she’s having😮🐝
#bumblebee #bees #treepaeony #yellowflowers
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It’s got to be May; Allium christophii So perfect🤔👌 #allium #alliumchristophii #purple #purpleflowers #summerflowers #summerbulbs #droughttolerant

It’s got to be May; Allium christophii So perfect🤔👌 #allium #alliumchristophii #purple #purpleflowers #summerflowers #summerbulbs #droughttolerant ...

After the rain, the green shoots👌 

The first asparagus👌🙏#asparagus #grownnotflown #growyourownfood

After the rain, the green shoots👌

The first asparagus👌🙏#asparagus #grownnotflown #growyourownfood
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No filter required as this poppy from my @pictorialmeadows mix year 3 survives and thrives after yesterday’s fabulous  rain 

She has lots of cousins in tight bud so am hoping for an all star performance on Friday 3rd June when my meadow is revealed for the first time as part of @thegapfestival22 

Hope you can come👌🤞#red #poppies #pictorial #pictorialmeadows #wildflowers #meadows #nomowmay #wildflowermeadows

No filter required as this poppy from my @pictorialmeadows mix year 3 survives and thrives after yesterday’s fabulous rain

She has lots of cousins in tight bud so am hoping for an all star performance on Friday 3rd June when my meadow is revealed for the first time as part of @thegapfestival22

Hope you can come👌🤞#red #poppies #pictorial #pictorialmeadows #wildflowers #meadows #nomowmay #wildflowermeadows
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Come and see what 120g of seed from @pictorialmeadows turns into on 3rd June when my garden is open to the public as part of @thegapfestival22 

Opens at 12.30 with tours of the flowers by my 🐝🐝🐝🐝 

Plant sales aswell plus tea and cakes, and donkeys to pat and groom

( and a large 🍺 at 5pm) 

Proceeds on the day to @medicalaidpal @oxfamgb and @berkshirewomensaid 

#opengardens #meadows #wildflowers #wildflowermeadows #pictorialmeadows #goringonthames

Come and see what 120g of seed from @pictorialmeadows turns into on 3rd June when my garden is open to the public as part of @thegapfestival22

Opens at 12.30 with tours of the flowers by my 🐝🐝🐝🐝

Plant sales aswell plus tea and cakes, and donkeys to pat and groom

( and a large 🍺 at 5pm)

Proceeds on the day to @medicalaidpal @oxfamgb and @berkshirewomensaid

#opengardens #meadows #wildflowers #wildflowermeadows #pictorialmeadows #goringonthames
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Ranunculus from @farmergracy performing well outside now it’s warmer; as a cut flower lasting 2 weeks👌 #ranunuculus #cutflowers #cutflowergarden #grownnotflown

Ranunculus from @farmergracy performing well outside now it’s warmer; as a cut flower lasting 2 weeks👌 #ranunuculus #cutflowers #cutflowergarden #grownnotflown ...

Car stopper 😮😮 early purple orchid on main road to Totnes👌 #orchid #earlypurpleorchid #wildflowers

Car stopper 😮😮 early purple orchid on main road to Totnes👌 #orchid #earlypurpleorchid #wildflowers ...

A lone pink campion comes to the Greater Stitchwort party; gorgeous white flower that thrives in the hedgerows. #wildflowers #whitegarden #whiteflowers #stitchwort #greaterstitchwort

A lone pink campion comes to the Greater Stitchwort party; gorgeous white flower that thrives in the hedgerows. #wildflowers #whitegarden #whiteflowers #stitchwort #greaterstitchwort ...

read our latest newsletter 2021/ 2022

From our latest garden transformations, to Greenfingers projects, a celebration of 25 years and a stunning terrace…

read our comprehensive design guide

An incredibly visual guide to garden design showing illustrative masterplans, sketches, 3D visualisations, lighting plans and more…

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We are now making these wonderful bug hotels for many of our clients. Interested? Think you might like your own bespoke bug hotel?

GDC in the media

We’ve been lucky enough to have several of our projects featured in the media. To read some of these articles visit our media page.

Country Homes & Interiors featured this fabulous project in an eight page spread. What used to be an overgrown tennis court was transformed into a secret garden… read the article.

Homes and Gardens also featured this garden which was designed by Joanne Alderson Phillips and created by us… read the article.

Homes and Gardens also featured this garden which was designed by Joanne Alderson Phillips and created by us… read the article.

Homes and Gardens featured our longest running project in this six page spread. Set high up in the Chilterns. The six acre site is set in one of the highest spots in the chilterns… read the article.

Our oldest project, this garden is just stunning and so well maintained by the clients who have looked after it so well. Small wonder then it was featured in Homes and Gardens… read the article.

Our oldest project, this garden is just stunning and so well maintained by the clients who have looked after it so well. Small wonder then it was featured in Homes and Gardens… read the article.

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Homes and Gardens feature

country homes & interiors November 2021 edition