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Garden Border Ideas

Garden Border Ideas Garden borders improve a garden’s aesthetic while defining partitions in the landscape. In large manicured lawns, they create breaks in one’s line of vision, emphasising the garden’s focal points. Installing garden borders make the maintenance of landscaped areas highly manageable. Weeding and mowing can be quickly done without damaging plants. Application of…

Garden Design Ideas for Patios

Garden Design Ideas for Patios

Patios allow homeowners to enjoy nature in a comfortable outdoor living space. Originating from sunny Spain, patios were made to provide homeowners with a way to keep fresh and cool. Filled with plants and decorated with water features, they pleased the eyes as well as provided relief. As well-loved structures in Spain, these home staples…

English Garden Design Ideas

English Garden Design Ideas

The English style garden has always been one of abundance. The sheer breadth of the garden’s features encompasses the magnificent panorama of colour, form and boldness for which the style is known. For many, this was the pinnacle of landscape art. Since its conception, English gardens have become sculptures of idealised nature while shaping the…

Mediterranean garden design ideas

Mediterranean garden design ideas

Colour and Form: The Charm of the Mediterranean Garden Bold, warm colours and sharp, geometric forms are the hallmarks of a Mediterranean garden. Inspired by the lush landscape of the coastal regions of Greece, Italy and Monaco, Mediterranean gardens evoke feelings of warmth and tranquillity. Think warm summer breezes and fine wine with friends as…

The Revival of the Front Garden

Gardens will always be the first thing you notice about a home. No matter how well designed a porch or a house’s facade may be, the vibrant hues of flowers and intricately moulded pots and planters will be the first things you will want to feast your eyes on. The concept of the front garden,…

Small Garden Design Ideas

Tiny Patches — Turning a Small Lawn or Garden into a Beautiful Landscape Are you considering building a garden but only have a small outdoor space to work with? There is absolutely no reason to worry about that. Every home deserves a lovely patch of green, after all, and maintaining one is more than just…

Modern Garden Design Ideas for 2017

Modern garden design is going through a dramatic shift. From being a simple exterior façade to the house, the garden has become a key part of the home. Designers are keen to integrate the outdoor space with the indoor space and are concerned with more than just the functional features of the garden. Trends in…

Contemporary Garden Design Ideas

Contemporary Garden Design Ideas

Contemporary Garden Design Ideas for 2017 Gone are the traditional, voluminous shapes and profusion of colours in the garden design world – contemporary gardening is leaning more into the minimalist and sparse look, comprised of clean lines, earthy colours and open spaces. Contemporary garden design has its roots in the 1960s, when it was all…

Project Update – Landscaping – Iwade, Sittingbourne

Project Update - Landscaping - Iwade, Sittingbourne

The teams here at Oakleigh Manor have been working very hard since our previous blog at the end of October outlining the commencement of this landscape design and build project. The project is currently at its half-way point with a completion deadline of just before Christmas. The overall contours and shape of the garden can…

Top 5 Items in the Oakleigh Barrow this November

Top 5 Items in the Oakleigh Barrow this November

  The cold weather has just begun, but there is still plenty you can be doing in your garden to create a beautiful space, even through winter, and to prepare your garden for the colder months ahead.   Here are Oakleigh Manor Horticultural Service’s top 5 items in our Wheelbarrow this month: 1. Leaves Leaf…

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