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  • Country cottage-style patio garden with built-in L-Shaped seating

    An L-shaped seating area has been built into this patio garden in a pale brick that mimics the colour of the brick wall. A pale wood and metal table and chair set complete the arrangement, with added cushions that provide comfort. A vase of flowers adds a pop of colour to the neutral scheme.

  • Large country garden with sweeping lawn

    This beautiful country house benefits from a large expanse of lawn. The grass is in excellent condition, but the garden doesn’t have an overly manicured look, with large trees and shrubs running along its edges. Close to the house, the owners have gone in for some topiary with small bushes carved into a neat round shape.

  • Garden dining area with Moroccan-inspired textiles

    Create a vibrant outdoor dining space with accessories that work equally well indoors as outdoors. Not only will they up the comfort factor, but they will add beautiful hits of colour, too. Here, a mix of Moroccan-style prints lends an exotic feel to the space.

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  • Classic garden with neutral painted shed

    If your shed is looking a little run-down, why not give it a refresh with a coat of paint? If you want your structure to be unobtrusive but smart, choose a neutral colour for your garden. This earthy shade has a very natural look about it, which sits well with all the plant life in the garden.

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  • Garden with easy-access dining area on raised patio

    Looking back from the far end of the garden, it’s clear that this house has a good flow from the inside to the outside. A raised patio offers an easy-access surface to step out onto and creates a wonderful dining area, too. Potted plants add life to this grass-free zone.

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  • Small cottage courtyard garden

    Update a small courtyard garden using bright shades of exterior paint. This cottage courtyard has been refreshed by painting one wall a fresh white and the adjoining fence in a country green. A vintage garden table has been teamed with wooden chairs for a lovely sheltered spot to enjoy breakfast.

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  • Garden shed with perked up paint and fabric blinds

    Transform a shed with a fresh coat of paint. This small garden features a gravel seating area with potted lavender and a shed fitted with patterned fabric at the windows for a homely touch. Add a bright cushion for a splash of colour.

    Shiplap shed
    Forest Garden


  • Pretty courtyard garden with sheltered seating area

    Turn a courtyard into a pretty outdoor dining space. In this compact garden, a table, wicker chairs and a parasol come together to create a sweet and pretty alfresco scheme. Use gravel and slate flags to create an extra special feel that is easy to maintain all-year round.

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    Lloyd Loom

  • Summer pool house with terrace and sun loungers

    The landscaping of this garden is perfectly in keeping with the smart summer pool house, which is based on a traditional barn style. Include a few comfy sun loungers to provide a restful retreat by the pool.

    Pool house
    The English Joinery Company

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    New Forest Garden Design

  • Outdoor dining area with grey wicker furniture

    Set aside an area of your garden for outdoor dining. Pick a spot that enjoys a little sun and shade throughout the day and be sure to provide additional shelter with a garden umbrella or awning. This dining area has been set on a paved patio adjacent to a square of lawn. It’s the perfect spot for looking out across the garden and house.

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  • Wood-store porch with yellow peacock chair

    Use an outdoor space for storage. This covered porch not only works as a wood store, but features handy chalk boards for family reminders, a chair that makes it easy to remove muddy walking boots, and a wall-mounted boot rack so you have somewhere to stash them. The metal chair in bright yellow brings a cheerful decorative touch to a functional outdoor space.

    Holly’s House

  • Traditional sculptural garden with bronze statue

    A bronze statue of the owner’s grandfather, Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, who helped spearhead the evacuation of Dunkirk, takes pride of place in this recently created Memorial Garden in Scotland. The grass borders provide a neat, sculptural frame for the striking piece of garden art.

  • Traditional garden with large sitting statue

    This large traditional garden dates back to the 18th century and has been turned into a gallery space with an American slant. The impressive comissioned statue inspired by the Lincoln Memorial in Washington sits gracely within an enclosed meadow framed by well kept, evergreen plants and trees.

  • Outdoor space with decking and pastel painted table and chairs

    This garden is really easy to look after thanks to the decking. The garden furniture has been given a lift with outdoor paint in green, blue, purple and pink pastels, shades that are also reflected in bunting decoration and enamelware garden paraphernalia.

    Table and chairs
    Hatty’s Attic

  • Traditional garden with glass greenhouses

    The impressive spires of Delphinium ‘Pacific Giant’ and a profusion of old-fashioned moss roses are an attractive foil to a pair of restored greenhouses. Fitting in wonderfully with their surroundings, these splendid Victorian constructions have a striking wood-and-metal framed roof.

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    Petersham Nurseries

  • Traditional garden with lawn and picnic table

    A peaceful retreat is created among scented flowers and herbs in this traditional garden. An old stone bothy adds character to this space, with Kniphofias (red-hot pokers) in the border contributing a splash of colour to the scene. This walled space is a lovely spot in which to stop and take in the surroundings.

  • Garden terrace with decking and informal seating

    The walls in this garden terrace have been painted in a calm shade of blue to match its seaside setting. A sailboat canopy, cosy bench and bistro
    table and chair set make it a relaxing place to sit and watch the the
    boats on the river.

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    Green Fingers

  • Traditional garden with grass pathway and flowers

    This two-acre, south-west facing classic garden is surrounded by a shelterbelt of mature trees. Make your garden a work of art by making a neat pathway down the middle, thus allowing you to marvel at your creation. This 246-foot long Grass Walk features dense borders full of lupins, Inula, campanula and meadowsweet.

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    Petersham Nurseries

  • Courtyard patio with garden bench

    This courtyard is a real suntrap, so it’s nice to retreat to the bench, sit in the shadow of the house and enjoy a different perspective. Even the tightest of outdoor spaces can become magnificent with a little thought and consideration. Pots and plants can be moved around to inject colour and cover where needed.

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  • Relaxed garden with outdoor dining and seating area

    Spend a leisurely day in the garden, relaxing on stylish wooden garden furniture. Having a table and chairs in the garden means you can entertain guests outside during the summer months. Install a canopy to create a secluded spot, or opt for lanterns and candles to take the party from dusk to dawn.

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