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RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2015 – An update

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

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!

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

With just over 4 weeks left until the build starts, there’s still a lot to organise.  My focus for the past week has been on the plants as we really need these to be on site at my parent’s nursery as soon as possible so that we can try and bring on the growth a little.  I’ve also been down to Southampton to finalise all the hard landscape materials with Sydenhams who are very generously contributing to the garden.

I was in Surrey last Wednesday anyway, picking out olive trees for my Richmond project where I’ll be later this week planting, so I took the opportunity to go round a few of the nurseries in Chobham with my Dad.  We’ve found what we wanted so I now just need to confirm numbers and we can get everything ordered.

Tulipa Vincent Van Gough Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The bulbs are sorted too, thanks to Plants Galore, who have sourced me some potted bulbs which will be grown and delivered so that they magically open in time for the show and the judges, of course…well that’s the plan anyway!

Early narcissus at Wisley

This is a new experience for me as I’m not really used to creating a garden that has to be looking fantastic for just 3 days.  We’ll have roughly 15 plants per square metre – about five times the normal planting ratio for most perennials so it’s taken a while to get my head around everything.

Still, I’m starting to get excited about it now and I know we’ll have some fun on site during the build.  I’ll keep you posted with our progress over the next few weeks.

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

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

From the drawing board: Concept sketches for a front garden in Reading

0 Written by Lisa on 27th Aug 2014 in From the drawing board

Reading front garden design sketch Lisa Cox

I have recently been working with a client in Reading to help them plan their new front garden.  They plan to build the garden themselves and had lots of ideas, but just wanted some help to bring them together into a coherent plan that they can work with. Read more

From the drawing board: Concept design & sketches for a client in Ashtead

0 Written by Lisa on 25th Jul 2014 in From the drawing board

Concept Design Ashtead Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I have recently been working with a client in Ashtead who is about to embark on a house renovation project.  They recognised that they also require a plan for the garden as the existing terrace has to be lifted to accommodate the new extension. Read more

From the drawing board: Oxshott garden one year on…

0 Written by Lisa on 1st Jul 2014 in From the drawing board

Oxshott Garden 1 year on Lisa Cox Designs

I went back to see my Oxshott client, Lisa, last Friday and the garden was looking fabulous. Read more

From the drawing board: Concept design & sketches for a client in Reigate

0 Written by Lisa on 10th Apr 2014 in From the drawing board

Concept Sketch back garden Reigate Lisa Cox Designs

I have been working with my client in Reigate for just over a year now as they are currently living in Egypt and aren’t planning to move over until the end of this year. Read more

From the drawing board: Concept design & sketches for a client in East Horsley

0 Written by Lisa on 1st Apr 2014 in From the drawing board

Concept Plan East Horsley Lisa Cox Garden Design

I have recently started working with a new client in East Horsley.  She brought the house at the end of last year and work is about to start to renovate it. Read more

From the drawing board: Front garden in Sutton all finished

0 Written by Lisa on 21st Mar 2014 in From the drawing board

Sutton front garden after planting Lisa Cox Designs

The front garden project in Sutton was finished last month and I finally got chance to pop over and take some photos this week. Read more

From the drawing board: The finished front garden in North London

2 Written by Lisa on 11th Feb 2014 in From the drawing board

Front garden in Muswell Hill after redesign Lisa Cox Designs

It’s been a while since I blogged about this project.  We had a couple of challenges with the build phase of the project which held things up a bit, but apart from a drain cover that’s being made to order, the garden is now finished. 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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