The Lush Garden Design Blog

Latest news, opinion, projects and garden-related writing from the Lush Garden Design team.

Time-Lapse Garden Transformation

This time-lapse video shows the construction of the garden in Loughborough featured in our gallery pages. The design and build took place during the spring and early summer of 2019.

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Circular-Themed Garden in Branston

In this small, modern garden in Branston, Staffordshire, our client had a firm idea of what they wanted – curves and circles. We managed to convince our client that too many curves and circles might be a bit too much, so we designed our scheme with some structural...

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Low Maintenance is not No Maintenance

When you first set up in business, the temptation is to take any work you can get. One of our first gardens was a 'design and build' project, and it went very smoothly. We left behind a happy customer, and that made us happy. We discussed visiting again in the spring...

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Prairie-Style Planting at Trentham Gardens

Last week we paid a visit to a client in Staffordshire. While we were in the area, decided to pay a visit to Trentham Gardens, near Stoke on Trent, where we were on the lookout for some prairie-style planting. First, a potted history: the Trentham Estate has seen more...

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Iconic Gardens: Sissinghurst and Great Dixter

My hubby is good to me. He recently took me on Bridget Jones style ‘Full blown mini-break holiday weekend!’ Fortunately, I arrived looking less wind-blown than poor Bridget did. This holiday was a surprise, and I didn’t know our destination until late in the day. We...

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How to Become a Garden Designer

How to Become a Garden Designer In 2007, when the UK economy was at its absolute peak, just before the onset of the credit crunch, we set up Lush Garden Design. More than a decade later, we're still here, so we must be doing something right! During that time we've...

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