From the drawing board

RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2015 – 2 weeks to go!

0 Written by Lisa on 26th Mar 2015 in From the drawing board

Another week goes by and we’re another week closer to the commencement of the build.  I’m really getting excited now that we’re almost there with all the logistics and I’ve ticked quite a lot off my list.

This week has certainly been a turning point with getting everything finalised.  We’ve got all the plants arriving at my parents nursery this week – this gives us three weeks to get them in the best shape that we can before they arrive on site.  Ideally they would have arrived a bit sooner, but we’ve had a few challenges finding some of the plants.

Colour sketch of bench RHS cardiff 2015 Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Jonathan Blackburn is busy making the bin storage and bench now – we had a little glitch with the bin store this week as it would seem that Cardiff have the biggest wheelie bins ever!  Still, good to find out before it’s built, rather than when it arrives on site and the bin doesn’t fit – phew!

The show leaflet is almost there too and looking great.  I just need to take a few more plant images and then it can go off to print.  Caroline Harrison at Making Waves has designed it for us – she’s done a brilliant job!

This morning I’m off to meet with Genesis Marketing and Events in Cardiff who are designing and printing the façade for the back of the garden.  Looking forward to seeing a few samples of the print and also finalising the design – another big thing then to tick off my list.

As you know, this is my first show garden – it’s been exciting, a little stressful at times and also eye opening.  I certainly have renewed respect for all the designers that exhibit at Chelsea.

I know they have much bigger budgets but once the design’s in place, the attention turns straight to the logistics and planning which hopefully will make the build go as smoothly as possible.

 

RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2015 – only 3 weeks to go!

2 Written by Lisa on 18th Mar 2015 in From the drawing board

Golden narcissus at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox

Today marks the “3 weeks to go” date until the build starts at Cardiff and it certainly feels as though the clock is ticking at double speed now! Read more

RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2015 – An update

0 Written by Lisa on 9th Mar 2015 in From the drawing board

RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2015 - Victoria Park Mazda A Front Garden by Lisa Cox Designs

You may have noticed that I’ve been absent for a couple of weeks.  I haven’t been around much as we were in France for a few days (internet is always hopeless there!) and I’ve also been out and about sorting things out for my show garden with Victoria Park Mazda at Cardiff in April.  So hope you haven’t been having withdrawal symptoms…I’m sure you got by! Read more

The big Reveal…my design for RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2015

6 Written by Lisa on 19th Feb 2015 in From the drawing board

RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2015 - Victoria Park Mazda A Front Garden by Lisa Cox Designs

I’m very excited to be able to share with you the plans for my show garden at RHS Cardiff this year. I’ve been alluding to it for some time so it’s great to finally be able to show you the design and tell you more about it. Read more

Some misty pictures from the Welsh Hills

6 Written by Lisa on 19th Jan 2015 in From the drawing board

Misty morning in the Welsh Hills Lisa Cox Garden Designs

We’ve been in Wales for almost 2 weeks now and every morning we wake up to the Welsh Hills and it makes my heart sing. Read more

A week in Wales

0 Written by Lisa on 15th Jan 2015 in From the drawing board

View from garden at back Lisa Cox Designs

We’ve been in Wales for a week now and I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to wake up to the view over the Welsh Hills.  It never seems to look the same – we’re had all weather’s thrown at us including snow and hail, but we haven’t looked back once. Read more

Exciting new beginnings…

8 Written by Lisa on 2nd Jan 2015 in From the drawing board

View from front garden Lisa Cox Designs

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all a very Happy New Year! Read more

Happy Christmas!

0 Written by Lisa on 23rd Dec 2014 in From the drawing board

Rose hips in December Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

All good wishes

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From the drawing board: A new garden for a client near Redhill

0 Written by Lisa on 18th Dec 2014 in From the drawing board

Redhill garden before redesign Lisa Cox Designs

Last weekend I presented the final designs to a client in South Nutfield, near Redhill.  It’s a complicated site with steep levels which always makes for some head scratching but at the same time, gives such scope for a more interesting garden. Read more

From the drawing board: New garden for a client in Richmond

0 Written by Lisa on 5th Dec 2014 in From the drawing board

Concept sketch back garden Richmond

I wrote a blog post last week about tackling really small gardens which was triggered by a project I’ve been working on in Richmond. Read more

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I specialise in helping families to turn their gardens into an extension of their home and into a space that can be used and enjoyed all year round.

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