Gardens and Landscapes

Low Maintenance Gardens

Written by NDA Garden Design tutor Gill Lotter Expectations upon each of us to have the perfect garden to match our picture postcard life and home are as demanding as ever, but how do we rationalise this with our needs? Instead of feeling a sense of overwhelming panic when we step out of the back…

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Eco-Friendly Garden Furniture: A How To Guide

Written by NDA Garden Design tutor Gill Lotter When I set out to write a blog on sustainable outdoor furniture, I don’t think I was prepared for the frustrating and time-consuming journey on which I was embarking! Many retailers’ claims are loosely worded and difficult to substantiate, especially when applied to products manufactured from mixed…

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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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