Inspiration

A trip to Box Hill at dawn – Part two

0 Written by Lisa on 12th Dec 2014 in Inspiration

Frosty morning on Box Hill Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I hope you enjoyed the photographs I shared on Wednesday of my trip to Box Hill last Saturday at dawn.

Today I am going to share some more only this time they’re close ups of some of the seed heads and plants that were shining out in the early morning sunshine.

Hawthorne in winter dawn Lisa Cox Garden Designs

It amazed me how the sunshine makes the pictures feel warm – I can assure you it was far from toasty…in fact we needed some time to thaw out when we got back.

Rose hips at dawn Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Old Man's Beard at sunrise Lisa Cox Garden Designs

But some plants I think become really photogenic in winter when the leaves have fallen and all that’s remaining are the seed heads.

Misty morning at Box Hill Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Cow parsley in particular looks lovely on a frosty morning…

Golden cow parsley on Box Hill Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Cow Parsley at dawn Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Cow parsley Box Hill frosty morning Lisa Cox Garden Designs

And somehow even brambles look fabulous, I guess because they’re quite architectural against the stark landscape.

Winter bramble at sunrise Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I loved the frost-covered grass which came to life with the sunlight behind it…

Golden grass at sunrise Box Hill Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Golden grass at sunrise Lisa Cox Garden Desighns

Frosty grass as dawn Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I’m so pleased that we made the effort to get up early, even despite the cold fingers and toes. It was inspiring and interesting to take photographs in a different light, especially with no-one around….the only downside was that we were far too early for the Cafe at the top of Box Hill.  Next time we’ll be taking a hot flask of coffee!

 

(Images: Lisa Cox)

A trip to Box Hill at Dawn – Part One

0 Written by Lisa on 10th Dec 2014 in Inspiration

Golden sunrise over from Box Hill Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Last Saturday, as it was forecast to be a bright and frosty morning, I got up really early and went to Box Hill to take some photographs. Read more

Fabulous Fire bowls by The Firepit Company

0 Written by Lisa on 2nd Dec 2014 in Garden accessories, Inspiration

The Fire Pit Company English Country Ball

I’ve recently come across these wonderful fire bowls from The Firepit Company.  What better way to encourage you to spend more time out in the garden after dark, even on a chilly evening when you wouldn’t normally sit outside. Read more

Inspiration from Lyme Regis

0 Written by Lisa on 19th Nov 2014 in Inspiration

Lyme Regis bay Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I spent a few glorious hours in Lyme Regis yesterday so I thought I’d share some of the photographs I took whilst I was there. Read more

Introducing garden joiner – Jonathan Blackburn

0 Written by Lisa on 14th Nov 2014 in From the drawing board, Inspiration

garden bench peg back detail by Jonathan Blackburn

I’m always looking for talented craftsmen (and women!) to work with and earlier this year I met Jonathan Blackburn, a brilliant garden joiner based in Oxfordshire. Read more

Where do you get your inspiration from?

4 Written by Lisa on 12th Nov 2014 in Inspiration

The South Downs Way Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Everyone needs a bit of inspiration now and again and for me it’s not only integral for keeping my design work interesting, but it’s also part of keeping myself energised, positive and happy. Read more

A walk to find some inspiration

0 Written by Lisa on 7th Nov 2014 in Inspiration

Perovskia at St Marys Church Leatherhead Lisa Cox

I was feeling in need of a bit of inspiration yesterday so I took my camera with me for a blast of fresh air.  Leatherhead has some lovely and interesting architecture and St Mary’s Church is really interesting with its flint walls and public garden which always looks great in late summer and early autumn. Read more

Gardening and Landscaping Mission to the Netherlands Part Three…Rotterdam

2 Written by Lisa on 31st Oct 2014 in Inspiration

Rotterdam Citizens Crowdfund wooden yellow walkway Lisa Cox Garden Designs

This is the last blog post about my trip to The Netherlands last week and today I’m going to share some of the images I took in Rotterdam where we spent most of day two. Read more

Gardening and Landscaping Mission to the Netherlands Part Two…The Nurseries

0 Written by Lisa on 30th Oct 2014 in Inspiration, Plants

Field grown trees at Boomkwekerij Ebben Nursery Holland Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Earlier this week I shared some images of the Villa Augustus hotel.  But today I want to share some photos of some of the fabulous nurseries we visited whilst we were there.  Most of the images were taken on my phone so they’re not really up to scratch, but I hope you enjoy all the same… Read more

Gardening and Landscaping Mission to the Netherlands Part One…Hotel Villa Augustus

0 Written by Lisa on 28th Oct 2014 in Inspiration

Villa Augustus Hotel Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Last week I spent 3 amazing days in The Netherlands with some fellow UK based garden designers.  The trip was organised by Henk de Jong, Agricultural Counsellor at the Embassy of the Netherlands in London, and Andrew Fisher-Tomlin. Read more

Lisa Cox Welcome

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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