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Designabout 6 years ago

How to start a business as a garden designer

Sarah has designed many different styles of gardens. Photo: Leigh ClappSarah Morgan MSGD shares tips on making a career in garden designStart your career as a student Students on placements often...

Designabout 6 years ago

Take topsoil seriously

Leave soil selection to chance, says soil scientist Tim O’Hare, and you might have big problemsSoil is the foundation of every garden. It may not be the most exciting element, but if you ignore...

Designabout 6 years ago

How to write a garden design book

Designer Stephen Woodhams gives top tips on producing a book on gardensEstablish a body of work: My book Garden Design Solutions took nine months, but we had been working on the planning side for six...

Designover 6 years ago

How to design a roof garden, part 2

This intensive roof garden has a build-up of soil and wet-laid paving over the slab. For gardens like this, it is important to use a free-draining rootzone mix rather than standard topsoilDesigner...

Designover 6 years ago

How to design a roof garden, part 1

In this roof garden project, designer Katharina Nikl built lighting into the containers. Photo: Katharina NiklDesigner John Wyer explains everything you need to know about creating a roof gardenA...

Designover 6 years ago

Japan’s intriguing indoor garden

The Nest is made from a hollow concrete base and wood frame with a corrugated plastic skin. Photo: Shinkenchiku-shaThis innovative design for a community garden functions like an open greenhouse,...

Designover 6 years ago

Are you taking CDM seriously?

Robin Templar Williams Designer Robin Templar Williams FSGD worries that the industry is not prepared for new CDM regulationsMuch has been written and said with regard to the revised Construction...

Designover 6 years ago

How to design a show garden

Rae Wilkinson is designing another garden at RHS Hampton Court show this yearDesigner Rae Wilkinson shares some top tips for those wishing to create a show garden. Written by Jackie...