Garden Design & Landscaping Blog

Read garden design and landscape gardening articles, including gardening hints and tips from London landscape gardeners Abstract Landscapes Ltd.

Urban Container Gardening

Container Gardening: Why It Is Becoming Ever Popular

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If you have an innate passion for growing plants, herbs and vegetables but have practical limitations governed by space, then container gardening is something worth checking out. Container gardening is an activity that was initially practiced in China, Greece, and ancient Rome thousands of years ago. Earthenware pots and clay brick containers were commonly used to nurture a wide variety …

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Kensington London Landscape Gardening

General Landscaping – Gloucester Road Kensington London W8

The garden of this mews property in South West Kensington was crying out for some attention, having been left to grow unchecked for a number of years, resulting in what was a once open and airy garden, turned to a dark corridor of over grown climbers and Ivies.

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EDF Pavilion Olympic Park London

EDF Pavilion – Olympic Park London

Swiss company Nussli, specialists in events structures, were contracted with the design and construction of the two floor, curved, asymmetric pavilion and we were in turn hired by them to install the steeply banked lawn which runs around two sides of the building.

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Garden Design Hampstead London NW3

Garden Design – Hampstead London NW3

This charming 18th century cottage on Hampstead’s Frognal was in desperate need of a garden makeover to help maximise its rental potential, following the refurbishment by its new owner.

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Garden Design Plan

Choosing a Garden Designer who will also build Your Garden

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An ordinary day becomes extraordinary when you come home to a beautiful garden. To smell the delicate scent of flowers in bloom, while enjoying the warm embrace of lush greenery is indeed a relaxing experience. A unique, well-planned garden becomes a magical place capable of restoring happiness and relieving you from the rigours of the modern workplace. Choosing a garden …

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Water Gardens and Water Features

Water Gardens and Water Features

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There is no doubt that water has soothing and calming effects which aid in relaxation and meditation. Aside from their aesthetic appeal, this is one of the reasons why water gardens and water features are gaining popularity nowadays. As many people are searching for economical ways to restore balance in their lives, the sounds of cascading or trickling water bouncing …

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Container Gardening

Top Five (5) Tips for Container Gardening

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Container gardening is an effective way to transform a visually unappealing grey slab of concrete into an oasis of colours. With some creative imagination, basic tools, and daily maintenance, a bland patio or balcony space can easily adopt a welcoming look. Developing container gardens does require some basic techniques for success. Here are the top five tips to guide those …

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Japanese Landscape Gardening

Japanese Landscape Gardening: An Oasis of Tranquillity

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It is not so surprising that a landscape gardening enthusiast, who is more exposed to lush green lawns and colourful blooms, may be wary of the concept of a planned landscape that embodies the beauty of nature by using a minimalist touch. Without the basic understanding of this cultural approach, the initial idea of a garden without a good number …

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Esher General Landscaping

General Landscaping – Esher Surrey KT10

The main thrust of the brief was to replace the shingle with dark grey riven sandstone paving, replace the lawns with a high quality artificial product and the old privet for new laurel hedging. An identical low voltage lighting system to that used in the back garden would finally be added to illuminate the new planting and permanent features, as well as an irrigation system.

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Esher Garden Design

Garden Design – Esher Surrey KT10

Without doubt this amazing garden is the largest and most technically demanding project we have undertaken, but it has been the meeting of these challenges, which has ultimately reaped enormous rewards for both the clients and ourselves.

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