Combining horticultural know-how with artistic flair, Tony Heywood and Alison Condie are using their unique style of urban gardening to establish eco-friendly design and practice on the Hyde Park Estate.
There was a time when hi-tech entertainment in your back garden meant struggling to find a signal on a portable radio, or pushing the telly out on to the patio during Wimbledon. But today gardens can be as hooked up as the most gadget-filled living room – with all the mod-cons you’d expect to find inside the house, and more.
‘Lazing on a sunny afternoon’ -summer is the time for rest and a little self-indulgence. If you’re feeling the heat- chill out in these stylish chairs made for reclining in. They’ll add a touch of glamour to your outdoor space too.
Tempt the kids into the great outdoors by giving them a bit of garden to call their own. Tools and kits make growing fun and easy and it won’t be long before there’ll be all sorts of flowers, food and wildlife to enjoy.
Kids can fall in love with gardening just by planting a few seeds and watching them grow. But if you really want to fire up their imaginations, there’s a whole Willy Wonka world of plants to choose from.
Chelsea Flower Show’s centenary was a reminder that plundering the past can help to create a perfect look for today. So in honour of that occasion, we’ve taken a trip through time to find inspiration for the garden from the last 100 years.