Monday, 30 January 2012

Aralia wins the BALI Landscape Design Excellence Award for the third time running!

Earlier this year Aralia Garden Design submitted 'Regents Park Terrace', a recently completed project based in London (featured below), into the BALI Landscape Design Excellence Awards 2011. Having won the Excellence and Principal Award for the past 2 years, we didn't get our hopes up. However on the 2nd December 2011 Patricia Fox attended the awards at Great Room in Grosvenor House in central London, only to come away with our third consecutive BALI Landscape Design Excellence Award! We are thrilled and they will all be going up on the walls of our new offices very soon!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Maltese Road by Aralia - RHS/SGD Open Garden 25th September 2011

On Sunday the 25th September from 12 noon till 4pm, Maltese Road, winning garden of the Principal BALI Landscape Excellence Award 2010 was open to the public for the first time, as part of the RHS/SGD National Open Garden Scheme (new this year). It was a massive success, we had wonderful weather, and we'd like to thank everyone that came to enjoy the beautiful garden. We had lots of lovely feedback from our visitors. A lot mentioned that it is lovely to see a 'normal' sized garden open to the public for a change! Our client Paul Edwards also raised £51 for the Juvenile Diabetes Charity by selling drinks and home made cakes to the visitors. Here are a few photos from the day..

Designer Patricia Fox with our client Paul Edwards.

We hope everyone that visited the garden gained lots of inspiration. If you weren't able to see the garden in person, fear not as BBC Gardeners' World are filming the garden next week to be featured shortly after, so keep an eye out for it!

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The Studio, Clipped Hedge Cottage, Dunmow Road, Hatfield Heath, Hertfordshire, CM22 7EE

Friday, 15 July 2011

Fancy a FREE Garden Design Consultation??

Fancy a FREE Garden Design Consultation??

Simply enter our draw by telling us in either a comment below (or email roughly where you live, what your garden is like and how a Garden Consultation from us would benefit you, and one lucky winner picked at random will receive a Consultation from us for FREE!!

If you live within 10 miles of the office (CM22 7EE) the Consultation will take place at your home. If you live over 10 miles from our office we can do an over the phone consultation once you have emailed over some photos of your garden, or if you wanted us to take a look at your garden in person you could opt to pay a travel fee.

Competition ends 28/07/11, winner to be revealed 29/07/11.
Good Luck!!

Update 29/07/11: Congratulations to Jill who entered our prize draw and is going to receive a FREE Garden Design Consultation! :)

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The Studio, Clipped Hedge Cottage, Dunmow Road, Hatfield Heath, Hertfordshire, CM22 7EE

Grove Cottage - Sneak Peak!

Grove Cottage, based in the middle of Bishops Stortford provides many social activities for children and adults with special needs - click here to visit their website

It is a really wonderful organisation that we are absolutely delighted to be working with. We hope to create a beautiful and safe garden where the children and adults can relax, play and learn. It is a challenging project to say the least as all parts of the design need to meet the Ofsted regulations, but we are finding it so very rewarding. We're extremely excited to see the new garden built this year, but if you can't possibly wait till then see the outcome, we hope these before photos and design sneak peaks will keep you fulfilled!

Before Photos:

Visual by John Dennis:

This small garden has to make every space work hard to maximise function for the Mencap users. Here this narrow alley is turned into a musical passage way accessible to all.

Presentation Plan by John Dennis:

If you know of any other similar charities which could benefit from a new outdoor space for it's users, please do get in touch! We have found this project extremely fulfilling and would really love to continue to work with more charities in the future.
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The Studio, Clipped Hedge Cottage, Dunmow Road, Hatfield Heath, Hertfordshire, CM22 7EE

Friday, 8 July 2011

Harvest rainwater in style...

Well it wouldn't be Summer if we didn't see a downpour of rain every now and then now would it!? We can't complain, it means there's no need to get out those hosepipes and spend an hour of our days going round the garden (although actually we really enjoy it!!) But we hope you're making the most of this rainwater by recycling and saving for a dry day? Did you know the average house roof sheds a massive 45,000 litres of water each year!? This means 25% of the water we currently use could be harvested from our roofs!! The simplest way that we can all capture rainwater is to have diverters on your downpipes and feed into water butts. Thing is, your typical water butts picked up from local DIY stores are pretty ugly to say the least, almost all coming in that nasty green colour making it stick out in your garden like a sore thumb!! SO Aralia has found some lovely alternatives, so that you can help the earth, and still have a beautiful garden...

If you would like to order one of these fabulous water butts, or would simply like to know more, get in touch - / 01279 730040
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The Studio, Clipped Hedge Cottage, Dunmow Road, Hatfield Heath, Hertfordshire, CM22 7EE

Friday, 1 July 2011

Regents Park Terrace

We have very recently completed a project in Regents Park Terrace, London. We took a few pictures the other week and thought you might like to see them!

Here is a small crop of the Presentation Plan by Aralia...

and another one of the Plant Plan by Aralia...




We can't wait to go back in a few months when the plants have established a little more so we can take lots of beautiful photos for you all!

If you have a garden that you would like to have turned into your own mini paradise, please please get in touch! We would love to help you with your project!
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The Studio, Clipped Hedge Cottage, Dunmow Road, Hatfield Heath, Hertfordshire, CM22 7EE

Friday, 24 June 2011

Lakeside View - Sneak Peak!

We want to start updating you all about what we're up to on a regular basis, so here's the first snippet we'd like to share with you...

Lakeside View

Our Senior Designer Tristen Knight was recently approached by an old friend who just happens to have a 60 acre site with a 20 acre lake that needs some life added to it. We were of course thrilled to take on the project and we can’t wait for construction to begin this Autumn!

Here are a few photos of how the site currently looks:

 Just look at those views we have to work with!! Stunning!

And here is a sneak peak of what Tristen Knight plans to do with parts of the site:

We simply can't wait to see how it will look once it's completed!!

If you have a project similar to this or know someone that has, we would love to work with them and would love it if you got in touch! But don't forget, size isn't everything you know!! Whatever the size of your garden, big or small, all your enquiries are welcome and we would be more than happy to help!
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The Studio, Clipped Hedge Cottage, Dunmow Road, Hatfield Heath, Hertfordshire, CM22 7EE