Garden Design Diary – Week 46

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Garden Design Diary Week 46

  • This week Katrina in our London Garden Design Company flew east to consult for a garden design in Romania. Oliver and Alina employed Earth Designs a few years ago to come up with a garden design for their house on the outskirts of Bucharest. They had seen our work in Ideal Home Magazine and were taken by our design style. They have now swapped houses with Alina’s parents to move closer to the city centre and so have contacted us again for help. They have also asked Katrina to devise a scheme for the interior, which is to be a contemporary work/live/play space. To read about the project and see the concepts please click here.


  • Matt continues work on the garden in Hackney. The beds are dug over ready for planting next week, and the paving is now close to completion.


  • Matt has secured another small job, to construct a hardwood decking bench and install artificial lawn in a garden in Stoke Newington .




  • One of Katrina’s students has contacted her to sign up for her short course in Sketch up for Garden Design. They are setting themselves up in business and would also like some general advice on how best to approach certain aspects of her new garden design practice. If you are a budding garden designer, or are already practising and would like to improve your work, do call us to find out how a couple of days spent with Katrina could help revolutionise your business. Katrina offers several 1-, 2- and 3-day Garden Design Courses.


  • Work continues on revamping our garden design portfolio. It is a long process, but Katrina is slowly ploughing through it.


  • We will feature in this month’s Garden Design Journal, the Society of Garden Design’s flagship publication. It is a stylish, inspirational and intelligent journal for all discerning garden designers and those working in associated industries and professions. You can read the full article on our facebook page in a few days.


  • We are working hard as well on raising our Facebook profile for our London Garden Design Company. Winter is the ideal time for us to concentrate on marketing. There are usually less designs in the studio and we have the opportunity to ensure that our house is in order to ensure that we are visible to the maximum amount of potential clients when the market picks up in the spring. If you are a Facebook user and haven’t yet visited Earth Designs on Facebook, please click on our profile to ‘become a fan’ and follow our ‘goings on’ on a daily basis. Our status updates also link to Twitter if you prefer to tweet.