The Blog

New products and services, interesting shops, ideas for your garden, our pick from design fairs, and other things we like…

GARDEN ORNAMENTS: CLEVER WAYS TO ENHANCE YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE.

Whether you have a small courtyard, a patio or a sprawling country garden here’s TheHouseDirectory.com‘s guide to how garden ornaments create impact in your outdoor space. Planters magically soften hard landscaping. Garden structures – obelisks, rose arches and trellis –...

Find Out More

OUTDOOR FURNITURE FOR 2020 AND BEYOND.

Someone once said that having a garden is like having an extra room in your home. We are enjoying a glorious Spring and now more than ever we can appreciate this extra space to dine, relax and cherish nature and...

Find Out More

‘The Thoughtful Gardener’ by Jinny Blom

The Thoughtful Gardener, An intelligent approach to garden design by Jinny Blom. A prolific designer who has enjoyed a meteoric rise as a landscape and garden designer since she began her London-based practice in 2000, Jinny Blom embraces a wide...

Find Out More

Luciano Giubbilei: The art of Making Gardens

Luciano Giubbilei is known for his award-winning gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and for his beautiful and serene garden designs for private houses across the world. Since 2012 he has been working on an experimental flower bed in...

Find Out More

The Gardens of Arne Maynard

Arne Maynard is one of the country’s most sought-after and internationally renowned garden designers. He’s celebrated for his ability to draw out the essence of a place. Written by Maynard himself, and illustrated with wonderfully atmospheric photographs by William Collinson,...

Find Out More

Garden Magic by George Carter

Garden designer George Carter is noted for his witty and theatrical approach to garden design. A Chelsea Flower Show multiple gold medallist, he is currently working on the restoration of the gardens at the Royal Hospital at Chelsea, and has...

Find Out More

Chelsea Flower Show 2015

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London every year since 1913, apart from gaps during the two World Wars. Once Britain’s largest flower show (it has now been overtaken by...

Find Out More

A guide to garden antiques & ornaments

Whether for indoors or out, garden antiques and ornaments are highly sought after. But which items should you buy? How do you know where to place them? Where do you seek inspiration? Darren Jones of Lichen Garden Antiques offers expert...

Find Out More

Chelsea Flower Show 2014

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the highlight of the gardening year. Every year the standard seems to get higher, and every year tickets sell out even earlier in advance. This year, we even had sunshine! If you’re not able...

Find Out More

Essential guide to garden lighting

All you need to know about outdoor lighting. Sally Storey, Design Director of John Cullen gives us her tips for some magical garden lighting effects… Q. What is the advantage of using low energy LEDs in the garden? A. Prior...

Find Out More
Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial