Thoughts and insights

As the Chelsea Flower Show opens its gates again, I have been reflecting on how the mental and physical benefits of gardens have been a key theme in several recent show gardens. They have shown how gardens can be beautiful havens to escape to and enjoy, bringing a sens...

December 4, 2018

Looking for a Christmas present that will last long after the leftovers are eaten and the nights start getting lighter? How about giving someone special the gift of a design for a beautiful garden that they can enjoy all year round.

Lucy Glover Gardens can provide gift...

October 22, 2018

How to make your garden interesting in autumn and winter - top 5 tips

August 10, 2018

We would all prefer to see bees and birds enjoying our garden, rather than it being somewhere an intruder sees as an entry point to our house.

My experience working with the Metropolitan Police and Secured by Design gave me a good insight into how a burglar looks at a g...

August 6, 2018

Real Homes Magazine published a interesting article this month, describing why you might want to engage a Garden Designer. Matt James talks about how an architect is usually the first port of call if you are planning to remodel a house, but when it comes to planning a...

July 30, 2018

Love seeing a design come to life - from paper to reality! The brief was to design a  contemporary garden that was secure and sustainable for the RHS Hampton Court Show. I included various security features such as prickly plants around the boundaries, gravel to alert...

July 26, 2018

Secured by Design our Hampton Court sponsor are happy to see that the plants they funded are now improving community spaces in London. The plants were relocated in a joint effort with my husband's company, Laing O'Rourke, who provided the transport and the manpower. Th...

July 13, 2018

A nice write up of the crime prevention features designed into the Secured by Design Garden at Hampton Court in the Herts Advertiser this week.

July 8, 2018

There was a nice piece on the Secured by Design garden on the BBC last night, with Nick Bailey describing the various security features on show. He talked about securing perimeters with prickly plants such as Pyracantha, Berberis and Osmanthus; including gravel areas t...

June 19, 2018

The July issue of the SGD Garden Design Journal focuses on student members and the design for the Hampton Court Garden. Low voltage lighting, gravel, and security planting of Berberis, Pyracantha and Osmanthus are good ways to deter intruders. At the same time the gard...

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