Gardens and Landscapes

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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Theme of the Month – Creating A Tropical Garden

During the summer of 2015 we saw the introduction of the ‘Tropical’ trend which featured a dazzling array of bold bright colours, palm prints, pineapples and an abundance of tropical flowers and exotic birds. Rio de Janeiro is hosting the 2016 Olympics so the popularity of all things ‘Tropical’ has continued to grow within our…

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