Gardens and Landscapes

A ‘Living Coral’ Inspired Garden Party

Written by NDA tutor Sarah-Jane Wilkinson Following our Interior Trends for 2019 blog post, here are some ideas that can inspire you to take the Pantone ‘Living Coral’ Colour of the Year into your garden gatherings this summer. Get ready for some much anticipated summer sunshine.   Table Talk This bold table and chairs set…

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Our Round-up of The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019!

Written by NDA Garden Design tutor Gill Lotter The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is always a wonderful source of inspiration. But the amount of gardens and constant information on trends, tips and guests attending can be quite overwhelming. Here, our Garden Design Tutor, Gill Lotter, highlights some of her favourites and ideas that can be…

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Wood Cabins – Sustainable Living for the Future?

Ruth, one of our brilliant tutors at the National Design Academy, spent a short time in a wooden “pod” in the Peak District, during Winter last year. She has kindly detailed her experience for us. Enjoy!   Written by NDA tutor Ruth Skrytek With environmentalism being a hot topic issue as of the last decade…

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Kew Botanical Gardens

View our Kew Botanical Gardens Pinterest board here! Written by NDA tutor Amy Payler-Carpenter Here at the National Design Academy, we are gearing up to our very first In-Studio Garden Design Diploma. To get us in the mood for this exciting new venture we have turned our attention to some of the most prestigious gardens…

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Summoning the Spring with Snowdrops

Written by NDA tutor, Gill Lotter In the dark of Winter, there are few more delightful sights than snowdrops nodding their delicate heads to summon up the Spring. These delightful little bulbs are available in several hundred cultivars but the one we know best is the wild snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis. Mostly Snowdrops are white and…

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