The Lush Garden Design Blog

The blog features news, projects and garden-related writing from Keith and Anna Barker.


Creating a Garden in Stages

Most of our garden design clients want their gardens completely transformed on one go. But occasionally, clients want to tackle their garden a piece at a time. Sometimes it’s down to budget. Other times it’s because the garden is very large, or the client... read more

The ‘Small Business Sunday’ Effect

Small businesses like us have miniscule marketing budgets. If you can increase your exposure, or your media presence, without spending any money, then generally that’s a good thing. One way to achieve this is by entering into Theo Paphitis’ Small Business... read more

Conversion: before and after

Three years ago I went to visit the site of a building conversion with a view to landscaping the grounds. I took my usual array of photos and went off to draw up some design proposals. Happily the designs were approved and over the next 18 months the building was... read more

New Year, New Garden, New You

How many of us have piled on a few pounds over the holiday season? I know I have. How many more have pledged to join their local gym to get back into shape? Well, if you have a garden there is no need. The time you’d spend at the gym could be spent in your... read more

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