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Houzz Award Winner

Houzz Award Winner
A great start to the New Year, I’m delighted to have been awarded a Best of Customer Service 2018 on Houzz, the leading platform for home renovation and design. Tim Mackley Garden Design was selected for the award by the Houzz community based on the number of consistently good client reviews. So a really big thank […]

What to consider in your garden design brief

What to consider in your garden design brief
When engaging a garden designer the first thing you need to consider is the brief, that is, a list of your wishes and requirements for your garden. The designer will use this information to inform the design process and come up with appropriate solutions, so spending time thinking about this from the outset will be […]

How to bring scent and colour to the garden in winter

How to bring scent and colour to the garden in winter
The garden in winter can seem cold, drab and lifeless. But this doesn’t have to be the case as there are winter flowering shrubs that not only provide welcome colour during the darkest days, but also pump out delicious perfume as well. To cope with harsh weather at this time of year, flowers in winter […]

Ten Top Plants for Amazing Autumn Colour

Ten Top Plants for Amazing Autumn Colour
The warm fiery hues adopted by many deciduous trees and shrubs before shedding their leaves, coupled with the soft sunlight of this time of year, makes autumn a particularly evocative time. Even in the smallest garden I think it’s important to have one or more plants which provide good autumn colour. So here’s ten of my favourite plants to […]

Finalist in National Garden Design Awards

Finalist in National Garden Design Awards
It’s the first time I’ve ever entered any sort of awards so I’m delighted to say I’ve been shortlisted as a finalist in the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Awards, for a contemporary private garden in Dulwich.   The SGD Awards, which cover all aspects of design from private domestic gardens to engaging public spaces, are the first and only […]

New School Garden Opened

New School Garden Opened
This week saw the official opening of a school garden I designed for the pupils of St John’s & St Clement’s Church of England Primary School in SE15. It’s been a really interesting project to do and it’s great to see the children enjoying the finished result. Bishop of Southwark opens new school garden designed by Tim […]

The Horniman Gardens

The Horniman Gardens
If you are into growing your own food or would ideas and to know more about this rising trend, then I recommend a visit to the Horniman Gardens in Forest Hill SE23. The Horniman Museum & Gardens have been redeveloped over the last three years with funding from the Heritage & Big Lottery Funds, and the gardens have now just […]