Inspiration

My outdoor living article for M&S Bank

0 Written by Lisa on 27th Mar 2014 in Design Tips, Inspiration

I’m excited to show you the finished article I’ve written for M&S Bank which went live on their website this week.

Designing your garden for outdoor living article M&S Bank Lisa Cox Designs

Their design team have done an amazing job – it has a magazine feel to it which I think looks very classy!

Planning your space - M&S Bank article by Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The article was written to inspire people to think about their garden, giving tips and ideas of how to make the most from their outside space.

The screen shots here I hope will give you a flavour of what’s in the full article.

Bedding down - M&S Bank article by Lisa Cox Garden Designs

It covers planning your space, planting, entertaining outside and the finishing touches that bring everything together along with some ideas of how much gardens cost.

Entertaining outside - M&S Bank article by Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I know it hasn’t been feeling very spring-like this week, but the garden design world has well and truly woken up and there is definitely a buzz now that people are starting to think about being outside again.

Topping it off - M&S Bank article by Lisa Cox Garden Designs

 

You can read the full article on the M&S Bank website – I hope you enjoy!

 

 

First signs of spring at RHS Garden Wisley – Part Two

2 Written by Lisa on 14th Mar 2014 in Inspiration, Plants

crocus at RHS Wisley Garden Lisa Cox Designs

On Tuesday I shared some images of RHS Garden Wisley, which is feeling very spring like now.  I took so many images of the spring flowers that I thought I’d share them with you in a separate blog post. Read more

First signs of spring at RHS Garden Wisley – Part One

0 Written by Lisa on 11th Mar 2014 in Inspiration

RHS Garden Wisley by Lisa Cox

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Textures & materials: A walk with my camera in Leatherhead

2 Written by Lisa on 28th Feb 2014 in Inspiration

Pathway by St Marys Church Leatherhead Lisa Cox Garden Designs

It never ceases to amaze me how looking through the lens of a camera can change the way you see things.  I’ve lived in Leatherhead for 11 years so I know it pretty well, but it’s not until I go out with my camera that I really start to see things. Read more

Handmade terracotta flowerpots from Whichford Pottery

0 Written by Lisa on 25th Feb 2014 in Garden accessories

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I recently attended the Garden Media Guild Home & Garden Press Event and these handmade pots from Whichford Pottery caught my eye. Read more

Looking forward to RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

0 Written by Lisa on 21st Feb 2014 in Inspiration

Vital Earth The Night Sky Garden Harry & David Rich RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

It might seem a bit early to be talking about the Chelsea Flower Show, but the designers and exhibitors will by now be counting down the weeks and making sure everything’s in place ready for the build up.  By the time the show opens on 20th May, each garden will have been in the making for well over a year. Read more

An inspiring weekend in the Wye Valley

0 Written by Lisa on 18th Feb 2014 in Inspiration

Wye valley in Winter Lisa Cox Garden Designs

We spent an inspiring few days in the Wye Valley this weekend.  We only decided mid-week that we were going so we struggled to find a cottage that was available to rent. Read more

How does your garden grow in winter?

0 Written by Lisa on 20th Dec 2013 in Inspiration, Plants

Sir Harold Hillier Garden

We’re not in the garden very much over the winter months, but it’s still really important that it looks great and has some interest.  I always think winter is the time when you really see the structure of a garden in all its glory because there’s nothing to distract you. Read more

5 Christmas gift ideas for gardeners

0 Written by Lisa on 12th Dec 2013 in Garden accessories, Inspiration

Funky veg kit from Not on the high street

Christmas is just around the corner so I thought I’d give you a few gift ideas for people who love their garden… Read more

Five festive garden light trails around the country

0 Written by Lisa on 7th Dec 2013 in Inspiration

Waddesdon Manor Christmas trees

A couple of years ago I visited the Christmas light trail at RHS garden Wisley.  They don’t have one this year, but there are some gardens around the country that do so I thought you might like to make a visit if you’re lucky enough to live nearby… 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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