With a huge rise in interest in gardens over the last decade or so, it comes as no surprise that garden design blogs are on the rise. There’s a whole host of blogs on the go that speak about landscaping your garden, as well as plant choice, and how to sniff out the best furniture and finishing touches.
Our list of our Top 5 UK Garden Design Blogs is made up of a mixture of traditional favourites and new and quirky information sources. Here are the garden design blogs we love and why we think they’re so good:
My Garden, The Royal Horticultural Society’s online community for Gardeners. This blog simply has to be number 1 on our list. Responsible for the organisation of the world-renowned Chelsea Flower Show, it’s all to easy to forget that The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is a charity. The RHS blog covers everything from widespread local garden shows to designing, planting, furnishing and nurturing a great outdoor space. A definite “must visit” from our point of view, this blog has something for everyone from complete beginners to established, green-fingered aficionados.
Oxford College of Garden Design Blog, which is managed by the Principal of the Oxford College of Garden Design, Duncan Heather. One of Europe’s most celebrated and awarded garden designers, Duncan Heather has a real ability to make the most of any garden, no matter how small. Even if you’re not seeking to become a professional garden designer, this blog is a veritable honey-pot of helpful hints, innovative reflections and inspirational ideas.
Garden Visit, The Garden and Landscape Guide, is a great garden design blog, which also covers such subjects as great days out, as well as the history and theory of garden design. Dig as deep as you like or just skim the surface, if you’re interested in garden design or are planning a re-looking for your garden, you’re sure to be inspired by what you find on these pages. It’s also worth checking out their Nursery page when it comes to sourcing unusual finds.
Although strictly speaking not a blog (and a tad out of date), if you’re looking for an online tool to help you design your new garden or re-design your old garden, this blog is well worth exploring. With sections on planting plans, offered by top garden designers as well as a user-friendly virtual garden design tool, this link will inspire even the most reluctant gardeners into action.
No matter which broadsheet you favour, The Guardian has a truly inspiring Gardening blog, which provides up to date, interesting, well written garden design (and other general garden-related) material with the great quality of photos you’d expect from this newspaper.Google+