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RHS Hampton Court 2016 – A very photogenic garden

0 Written by Lisa on 5th Jul 2016 in Inspiration

World vision Garden turf waves RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

I spent quite a bit  of time taking photos of The World Vision Garden – from every angle it was really photogenic. From the curved turf “waves” to the soft meadow planting.

World Vision Garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

The World Vision Garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

The floating waves of turf represent an individual life and the undulations symbolise how unpredictable and vulnerable life is, especially for children who live in places of poverty when disasters strike.

Floating waves of turf World Vision Garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

The floral meadow is planted to remind us of the daisy-strewn lawns of childhood and more than a thousand ox-eye daisies will be given away on the last day of the show symbolising how we can link with a child.

RHS Hampton Court 2016 World Vision Garden Lisa Cox

Oxeye Daisies World Vision Garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

The arching waves of turf were constructed from corten steel.  The design worked on all levels – it was interesting and captivating from every angle.  I love gardens that make me stop and reflect.

It’s not always about imagining how you can take ideas away to use in your own garden.  Sometimes it’s about the experience of a particular space that’s inspiring or thought-provoking.

World Vision Garden planting RHS Hampton 2013 Lisa Cox

But I do think that curves are like that – the nature of then without any straight edges of sharp corners leads your eye in a softer way.

RHS Hampton 2016 World Vision Garden Lisa Cox

I was delighted to see last night that this garden was awarded a Gold medal.

 

(Images: Lisa Cox)

RHS Hampton Court 2016 – A bit of wild inspiration

0 Written by Lisa on 4th Jul 2016 in Inspiration

All The World's Stage Garden RHS Hampton 2016

Since we moved to South Wales last year I seem to be drawn to much more wild gardens.  I’ve always felt tuned in to nature, but at RHS Chelsea and at Hampton Court today, I was instantly drawn the to the wild feel of the All The World’s Stage Garden. Read more

From the drawing board: The finished garden in Hammersmith

1 Written by Lisa on 29th Jun 2016 in From the drawing board

Built-in BBQ Hammersmith Garden Lisa Cox Designs

I was up in London last week planting a garden in Hammersmith.  This small garden was part of a house renovation project of which the inside of the house isn’t quite finished, but the garden is now a fully functional room and now that they’ve moved back in, I hope will give them a space where they can escape from the chaos inside. Read more

From the drawing board: Chiswick garden 6 months on

2 Written by Lisa on 9th Jun 2016 in From the drawing board

Chiswick Garden 6 months on from planting Lisa Cox Designs

It’s 6 months since I planted my project in Chiswick so when I was up in London for the RHS Chelsea Flower show I popped over to see how it’s doing. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2016 – Some wild inspiration

0 Written by Lisa on 25th May 2016 in Inspiration

L'Occitane RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

I love going to Chelsea and the occasional trip up to London but I’m glad to be back to the Welsh Hills this morning with the fresh air and peaceful surroundings. I mentioned on monday about the inspiration I’d picked up for my own garden and I wanted to share some pictures of the gardens that got my creative planting juices flowing. Read more

Why are gardens forgotten in house renovation projects?

0 Written by Lisa on 25th Feb 2016 in Design Tips

Wildflower-meadow-Lisa-Cox

Have you been watching the BBC2 programme The £100k House – Tricks of the Trade?  I love it! It’s so inspiring to see what people do to their homes with modest and sometimes really small budgets. We’re certainly getting some great ideas for our own house. Read more

Dealing with sloped gardens – five things to consider before you start

2 Written by Lisa on 25th Jan 2016 in Design Tips

Surveying kit

I’ve just started working with a new client who has a small but tricky garden because it slopes quite steeply and there are two pine trees that are subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). Read more

A stroll around the gardens at Hampton Court Castle in Herefordshire

0 Written by Lisa on 19th Oct 2015 in Inspiration

Hampton Court Castle Lisa Cox Designs

I met up with my friend and fellow garden designer Paul Richards last week.  We’re (sort of) local now so decided to meet at Hampton Court Castle for lunch and have a wander around the gardens as well.  Mostly because it’s half way between us. Read more

A visit to the Peto Garden at Iford Manor

0 Written by Lisa on 8th Sep 2015 in Inspiration

Main steps at Iford Manor Garden Lisa Cox Designs

I visited the Peto Garden at Iford Manor last week, a visit that had been arranged by my (sort of) local SGD Cluster Group. Read more

From the drawing board: Reigate garden almost finished

0 Written by Lisa on 11th Aug 2015 in From the drawing board

Back garden Reigate almost finished Lisa Cox Designs

I couldn’t wait any longer to share some of the images I took last week when I was planting the last bits at my Reigate project. 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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