Editorial: 50+ Garden Ideas

Rick provides writer Elizabeth Wilson some tips for H&G’s Garden Design Special.

Trends – Tip 2
For a while, everyone wanted built forms – the cabanas and ‘lifestyle retreats’ – but these structures often don’t get used,’ says Eckersley.  ‘We’re convincing our clients to let us design their gardens and outdoor spaces with less built forms.

‘It’s about letting the natural elements create the amenity’. 

Top Trees – Tip 21
When you plant a tree, use small tube stock for faster, more durable growth.

Top Trees – Tip 23
‘If you design the garden around a major feature like a big tree and then lose it, you’ll lose a fundamental feature in the design’ says Eckersley.

Read Rick’s tips by viewing the article on our website.  House & Garden May 2011 is out now.