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We provide comprehensive design solutions for any project from the smallest to the largest.  Based on the border of Hereford and Worcester, our ethos is to work closely with clients to create bespoke outside spaces that work for them.  

Our designer, Tanya Batkin has over 20 years practical experience and studied at Pershore College for an HNC in 'Horticulture & Garden Design' which she passed with Distinction and was awarded Student of the Year.

Working closely with you throughout the design phase of the project, whether a complete redesign or renovation of an existing scheme,  Tanya will ensure that the final design meets your requirements and your budget.

For more information on these and other services we offer, such as plant sourcing and postal planting plans go to Tanya's Blog T: 01886 822150  M: 07779 091095

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Although best known for her works on Italy and the cultural history of its gardens, Helena Attlee also writes articles and books about Japan, Portugal, Wales and the Caribbean. Her latest book, 'The Land Where Lemons Grow' will be published by Penguin in April 2014. She is a regular contributor to numerous magazines, including The World of Interiors, Gardens Illustrated, The English Garden, Country Life and Hortus.

Helena lives in Presteigne. She lectures both at home and abroad, and designs and leads tours to gardens all over the world. Building on her experience as a fellow and consultant fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, she has set up Open Ground, a creative writing programme delivered in outdoor spaces ranging from historic gardens to muddy valleys.

T: 01544 260592 M: 07812 186795

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We create gardens which delight our clients and have sense of place, style and plantsmanship. We take time to understand our clients’ needs and aspirations from design to completion, offering help in both contractor selection and monitoring as the work proceeds. Visit our Website to see recent projects and client testimonials.

Mary Stevenson BSc (Hort) MBALI Tel: 01981 200232

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Julia is a professional freelance photographer specialising in plant and garden photography. She is a member of the Garden Media Guild, the Professional Garden Photographers Association and an Associate of The Royal Photographic Society. Her work has been published in various magazines, including the The English Garden. She is also an NGS approved photographer.  

Julia Stanley Photography The Old Post Office Soudley Cheswardine Market Drayton Shropshire TF9 2SB Tel: 01630 661536

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Alex Ramsay is a renowned garden photographer with work regularly published in many national gardening magazines. He is also responsible for the stunning images in many garden and architectural books such as Gardens of Cornwall and The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto.

T: 01544 260859  M: 07768 537770

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In my work I strive to create craftsmanship quality work that is unique, that isn't mass produced from a factory abroad, I try to make my work react with its surroundings and so belong to the place it was designed for and custom made for its owner. I am an artist and just like a painting, my style and the way I work portrays something of my personality that will stay alive longer than I will.

Moors Meadow, Collington, Bromyard, HR7 4LZ



Garden Design Design that compliments your property with layout and planting plans, plant sourcing, supply and after care.

Garden Management Consultation and advice about your garden including one to one tuition, compiling a maintenance calendar, restoration and pruning of fruit trees, shrubs and roses, formative training of climbers, espaliered fruit trees and new hedges. 

Botanical Services Survey and evaluation of the floral diversity of your garden and land, management plans to enhance and maintain diversity, woodland management, meadows and ponds and environmental impact assessments 

Park View, Stocklow, Staunton on Arrow, Leominster, HR6 9HT. T : 01544 388905 T : 01544 388905

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Claudia Petley and Paul Shepherd are a husband and wife team who offer a varied and unique of range of practical and functional ironwork features and have worked together for 20 years.

They create bespoke gates, containers, garden art and architectural commissions to a very high standard. 

Paul Shepherd and Claudia Petley, 1 Whitty Brook Cottage, Kimbolton, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0ET Tel: 01568 615151



Rowan McOnegal has always been passionate about plants and the environment. Trained as a painter at Bath Academy of Art, she later became a freelance photographer with a special interest in the natural world. Her botanical library is a photographic record of herbs and wild flowers that constitutes a reliable,comprehensive and specialist library of plant portraits.

Her experience of modern medicine versus traditional therapy, combined with her fascination with botany and the positive ways people can interact with their environment, led her to qualify as medical herbalist  in 1990.  

She  now combines teaching others how to value and use plants  through teaching practical herbal medicine making courses, together with artistic activities that now centre on stained glass.  She welcomes visitors (by prior arrangement) to her studio near Ledbury.
Facebook: Rowan McOnegal Stained Glass Rowan Mconegal Hedgerow Medicine

Castle Orchard, Putley, Ledbury, HR8 2RH Tel: 01531 670075

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Award-winning garden design with Alison Miles.

Alison has been designing gardens for over 10 years, achieving two RHS medals for her show gardens at the Malvern Spring Gardening Show – Silver-Gilt in 2010 and Silver in 2013. After completing her training at KLC School of Design, Alison followed this up with practical gardening experience with the National Trust at Calke Abbey and an RHS horticultural qualification.

Our award-winning team works closely with clients to develop beautiful gardens, tailored to suit individual needs and budget. As a garden designer, it is Alison’s greatest pleasure to help people transform their outside space into a garden to be proud of.

Hollymead Garden Design, Old Golderwell, Golderfield, Pudleston, Leominster HR6 0RG. Tel 01568 750384

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Author and garden writer based near Leintwardine, on the Shropshire border.

My books include Grow your own Cake (Frances Lincoln, 2016), RHS Plants from Pips (Mitchell Beazley, 2015) and Planting Plans for your Kitchen Garden (How To Books, 2013) – RHS Miniature Garden Grower will be also be published in 2016.

I also write for magazines and websites: if you have a subject you think will be of interest, or need some copy written, please get in touch!

Twitter: @Holly_E_Farrell

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