Musings from the garden

Sarah Oxby is an award winning garden designer based in North London. Read her musings on North London garden design below.
25
Feb

The best of Houzz 2015

For the second year running, we are delighted to announce that Houzz have given us their ‘Best of 2015’ Design award. Houzz is a...

6
Oct

South Hampstead Terrace Garden

Recently we revisited clients in South Hampstead, to take a look at the planting we had designed for their terrace. The Phormium tenax, Buxus...

25
Sep

As featured on Houzz

Yet again, we are delighted to say that one of our gardens has been featured on Houzz, an excellent site to inspire you with...

18
Jun

English Cottage Garden

Front gardens are extremely important in welcoming our visitors, creating an important first impression and giving a property kerb appeal. And yet we often...

1
Jun

North London Kitchen Garden

Many more people are now wanting to grow their own fruit, vegetables and herbs, giving them fun, satisfaction and peace of mind about where...

25
May

Chelsea Flower Show

This week we took a day out from designing our own gardens, to see what other garden designers are up to at the RHS...

5
Apr

As featured on Houzz

This week we were delighted to be featured in an editorial for Houzz, one of the leading websites for home design inspiration. Click on...

15
Mar

Shady spring planting

As the weather begins to warm up, spring flowering plants are bringing our gardens to life. These beautiful hellebores and Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’...

7
Feb

West End Roof Terrace

This week we have been working on the design of a new roof terrace in central London. This image shows how the planting will...

15
Jan

Contemporary Kentish Town Garden

Our clients in Kentish Town wanted to update their family garden and create a more grown-up space in which to relax. We have redesigned...

6
Sep

A Village Garden in the Heart of London

This week we have started work on our latest garden build, in the delightfully tranquil setting of Village Road conservation area, Finchley. The garden...

14
Aug

Summer inspiration

Over the summer we took time out to travel around New England and gain inspiration from their many gorgeous gardens. The enviably uneaten hostas,...

23
May

Chelsea Flower Show 2013

Despite the unseasonably cold weather yesterday, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show was chock-a-block with visitors, queuing to see the latest trends in garden design....

8
Mar

Planted pots for Spring

Despite the rain, we have been brightening up our clients’ gardens with planted pots of cheerful spring flowers. These daffodils, primula, crocus and voila...

20
Feb

Glorious Galanthus

The arrival of snowdrops (otherwise known as Galanthus) is one of the first signs that spring is approaching. Now is a perfect time to...

8
Feb

Begin your garden planning now….

In frosty February, your garden may not be at the forefront of your mind, given the bitterly cold weather we’ve been having. It is...

25
Jan

Winter gardening

  Want to brighten up your garden on these dull winter days?  A winter planting scheme can give your garden all year round interest....

16
Jan

Making your small garden seem larger

Dividing the space is another design ruse often employed to make a small area appear larger. The division may be in the form of...