Posts Tagged ‘Garden Design Inspiration’

A trip to the bluebell wood

0 Written by Lisa on 10th May 2017 in Inspiration

It’s still really fresh in South Wales, but despite the cold the bluebells seem to be well ahead of schedule this year.

The sun was out yesterday evening so we decided to walk across the fields to see the bluebells and to take some photographs.

The buttercups in the meadow were in full swing too and already some of the grasses are coming into flower.

Our garden is behind this field, but we’re a bit more exposed so I guess that’s why.

There’s something about the sunlight in a native woodland which really lights up the bluebells and makes the fresh green foliage glow, especially in the evening.  We probably should have gone a little later, but I still managed to take some interesting shots I think.

This particular woodland doesn’t have the best display of bluebells I’ve ever seen, but it’s still beautiful all the same.

It’s a sight to behold when you see the sea of blue on the woodland floor.  And the scent is amazing too.

We’re very fortunate to have a lot of bluebells in this area but there were some amazing displays when we lived in Surrey too so it’s always worth going in search.

They won’t be around for much longer, so don’t delay if you want to get out there and see some!


(Images: Lisa Cox)


Artistic talent and a frivolous purchase

0 Written by Lisa on 26th Aug 2016 in Inspiration

Rachel Dein workshop

Many weeks ago when I visited the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, I came across Rachel Dein.  She creates the most fabulous botanical art in plaster and concrete.  In fact you may have seen her on Country File a couple of weeks ago when she featured on the show? Read more

The importance of being inspired

6 Written by Lisa on 5th Jan 2016 in Inspiration

Pot of gold in Kilgwrrwg valley Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Happy New Year!

Pot of gold in Kilgwrrwg valley Lisa Cox Garden Designs

On this day last year, we packed up our house in Surrey and started our move to South Wales.  We shed a tear when we locked up the house, but since we moved into our new home on 7th January it’s been pretty fabulous and we love being here. Read more

Gorgeous outdoor furniture by Oxenwood

2 Written by Lisa on 6th May 2015 in Inspiration

Florian bench seat and table by Oxenwood

As I write this email, the wind is howling outside and the thought of sitting in the garden isn’t very appealing.  But there have been some glimmers of summer over the last few weeks and it’s always the time we start to think about the garden again. Read more

Enjoying the start of spring

0 Written by Lisa on 28th Apr 2015 in Inspiration

Spring blossom in my garden Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Over the two weeks of RHS Flower Show Cardiff it was really interesting to travel the same road each day and see the leaves unfold.  Not all the trees are fully out yet around our Welsh hills, but yesterday we took a walk to see if the bluebells were in flower in the local wood. 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

Inspiring day in Somerset – Part Three

2 Written by Lisa on 30th Sep 2014 in Inspiration

Shaftesbury Gold Hill Lisa Cox Garden Designs

As you know, last Tuesday I went with my friend and fellow garden designer, Jane Shankster, to visit the Piet Oudolf garden at the new Hauser & Wirth gallery in Somerset. Read more

More bluebells in the Surrey Hills

0 Written by Lisa on 29th Apr 2014 in Inspiration, Plants

Winkworth Arboretum in April Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I had a frivolous day off yesterday to go walking with a good friend of mine.  We chose a route that would take in some bluebells and we weren’t disappointed.  The walk went from Milford to Godalming in Surrey and took in Winkworth Arboretum as well as many other bluebells woods along the way. I didn’t fancy carrying my SLR around with me, but did take some images with my pocket camera and they’ve come out reasonably well considering. Read more

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

A glorious autumnal day in Wales

4 Written by Lisa on 11th Nov 2013 in Inspiration

Oak tree in Welsh hills Lisa Cox Garden Designs

We went to visit my sister this weekend.  She lives in Llanwrtyd Wells, just half an hour or so from the Brecon Beacons.  The weather was glorious so we we took off into the hills for a walk yesterday morning. 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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