Monday, 28 February 2011

A New Garden Islington

An exposed plot in a conservation area the brief was to make a more private garden with good quality materials linking the modern interior space with the exterior.
We used smooth Balau 90mm hardwood decking boards and Sawn Sandstone Paving with White Cement for the main Patio areas.


The garden was also surrounded by a small wall with rails which could not be altered, we created Western Cedar Batten screens and tied them to the rails to create an elegant privacy screen that could be removed if required.


Due to regulations we could not dig into the ground any deeper than 300mm. The solution we found was to use powder coated steel planters to surround the space. we then added mixed planting to soften the hard lines.


Blue/grey cobbles surround the planters to offer contrast.

For more information contact us by clicking here anewgarden

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Geometric Black and White Victorian Tile Path

Anewgarden specialise in Geometric mosaic tiles, services include hallway restoration, cleaning, re-grouting, sealing, re-installing, replacing missing tiles and lifting old mosaic sections repairing and re-grouting.
Here is an example of an outdoor pathway installation using reproduction  Victorian Black and White tiles.
They also do the Rails, Walls, Black Gloss Planters, Charcoal Limestone Paving with White Grout.  Classic Front Garden London.
Here is a list of other services covered by the company,Victorian tile - hallways, pathways- restoration, repair, installation. Victorian style tiling -original Victorian tile, Minton tile, reproduction Winckelmans tile, reclaimed tile. Mosaic floor cleaning, sealing and repairs. Victorian style reproduction path, hall tile. Mosaic floor tile cleaning, sealing, repairs. Victorian mosaic cleaning products and sealers. London Victorian mosaic restoration . Victorian, Edwardian, period properties - restoration, maintenanc

Friday, 25 February 2011

Modern Garden Lighting

Modern lights

2010 Christmas Decor - Havaleena Modern Cordless LED display by Tayo Design Studio

Tayo Design Studio has designed Havaleena Lights. LED Bouquet battery powered. Choice of colours.


LED Swinging Lightpole 4watt LED various colours from IFF Germany.


Snake is a luminous modular white polyethylene curved bench. Great feature, affordable cutting edge design, win.

More info at anewgarden

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Three Great Gardens

Three Great Gardens

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the place where gardening trends are created.  Take a look at these three show gardens from last year.


Trailfinders Australian Garden….energy and sophistication from Down under


Tourism Malaysia Garden very calm tranquil space.


Unexpected Gardener…..great use of colours here.




Rendered concrete block walls painted chalk,  Dove grey Riven Sandstone paving, raised beds with hardwood caps, floating balau hardwood bench, stainless steel up and down wall lights, bamboo, phormium and mixed contemporary planting complete the scheme. Garden in Denmark Hill SE5 London


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Privacy Screens by anewgarden

Privacy Screens by anewgarden

Elegant boundary markers, an architectural feature to enhance the seclusion and privacy of your garden. Privacy screens come in many styles and materials, from Balau hardwood  through to Red Cedar battens and boards, and because the are bespoke we can make them to any shape, size or specification, here are some examples

Cedar Batten Screen
Balau Hardwood Board Screen
Pine Slated Screens
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Superior Pine Batten Screen
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White Pine Batten Screen

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Chelsea Flower Show Anewgarden category unveiled

Chelsea small gardens unveiled

Anewgarden category joins 15 small gardens to inspire and delight visitors at the 2011 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments.The Artisan Garden category - where designers are asked to use natural, sustainably resourced materials in an artistic manner, is new for 2011. The Urban Gardens return to the show with designers finding clever solutions for small outdoor spaces ranging from gardens to sunken basements.RHS Head of Show Development Bob Sweet said: “We are excited about the new introduction of artisan gardens, which, combined with urban gardens at Chelsea will ensure that visitors will see some incredible designs highlighting innovation, creativity and sustainability.”Buy tickets for Chelsea 2011

Anewgarden category Artisan Gardens replaces Court Yards


The Basildon Bond Garden, by Hamelin Paper Brands Ltd, pays homage to the birth place of Basildon Bond, Apsley Mill, using reclaimed bricks to represent the mill structure with a water feature that provides sound and movement. Blue is a strong colour theme so grasses and Iris will feature as well as a post box. This garden is designed by the runner up in the RHS National Young Designer of the Year 2010, William Quarmby, held at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park.A Child’s Garden in Wales, by Anthea Guthrie Garden Design, along with children from special needs schools Heronsbridge and Ysgol Bryn Castell, features a typical Welsh Valley garden set just after the war in the late 1940s with a ‘make do and mend’ theme.A Postcard from Wales, by Kati Crome and Maggie Hughes, is inspired by Dylan Thomas’ hometown Laugharne. The garden has a driftwood timber fence and gate and features fruit trees, common salt marsh plants and self seeded shrubs and small trees. Pathways will be in Welsh slate slabs with cockleshell edging.A Literary Garden, by Martin Cook and Bonnie Davies, is a ‘poet’s retreat’ – featuring overgrown blue, mauve, pink and white plantings and verses from poems carved into various features within the garden provoking thought and reflection.The Hae-Woo-So (Emptying One’s Mind: Traditional Korean Toilet), by Jihae Hwang, is a conceptual garden featuring a toilet and is also a place where one can free the mind. The main plants are composed of wild flowers and grass with Hedera which cleans the air and promotes sustainability of the garden micro-organisms.Fever-Tree’s Tree House Garden, designed by Stephen Hall for Fever-Tree Drinks, is a theatrical, playful garden inspired by plants that have been used to naturally treat fever, including quinine. Built entirely from recycled, found, borrowed and reclaimed materials the garden with its quirky tree house demonstrates an interesting garden on a small budget is possible.Following on from the success of their Rhubarb Crumble and Custard garden at Chelsea 2010, which won the People’s Choice award; the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden by Gillespies LLP is set to once again thrill with an exciting design for 2011.

Urban Gardens


Across the Pond, by Adam Frost Design, is a garden inspired by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and includes some of his well known principles, including innovative use of concrete and the balance of nature with manmade materials.The Ace of Clubs, by Domoney Ltd, features a flamboyant garden reminiscent of a night club VIP room with relaxation couches, artwork on walls and bold planting schemes plus sound system and outdoor lasers!Stockton Drilling, by Gardeners’ Boutique, is an urban garden converted from industrial buildings. It features recycled wood planks and wind turbines and galvanized containers to collect rain water.The Chilstone Garden, by Heather Appleton, has been designed with the workaholic urbanite in mind and is a relaxing fun space in which to unwind. It features a mock window to deceptively expand the garden space and a grown up paddling pool.The Power of Nature, by KKE Architects Ltd, represents the four elements of earth, air, fire and water which are used to store and release solar energy. The garden illustrates nature providing renewable energy to be captured to heat our homes.The RNIB Garden, by Paul Hervey-Brookes, is part of a larger recreational garden being created as part of a new children’s residential home and school being built by the Royal National Institute for the Blind in Coventry. Planting incorporates flower colours in shades that are easy for visually impaired users to identify.The Magistrate’s Garden, by Kate Gould, represents the longevity of the magistrates since 1361 offering a welcoming and safe space for calm contemplation. Two contemporary bench seats face each other across the water feature.The Doncaster Deaf Trust Garden, by Graham Bodle, is designed for students and tutors at the Doncaster Deaf School and has two separate seating areas facing each other making sign language possible. A textured sculpture, running water, fruits and plants will feature.RHS Chelsea Flower Show takes place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, from Tuesday May 24 -Saturday May 28 2011.