Thinking about a new year interiors project or refresh? Our latest projects are now live on the website, including a sympathetic refurbishment of a country cottage in Somerset, where we worked on everything from the redesign and build of the kitchen, bathrooms, reception areas and gardens. We worked especially closely with our clients, incorporating much-loved existing pieces, to create a colourful, contemporary and edgy take on British country style. Have a peek, here.
Many garden-lovers cite these winter months as their favourite time of year to visit the nearby gardens of Hauser and Wirth Somerset. It is testament to the exceptional plant knowledge of designer Piet Oudolf that such interest can be sustained through the seasons with the inclusion of just three evergreen grass varieties and not one clipped form.
Just five years since opening to the public, this project is undoubtedly one of Oudolf’s finest and has recently been celebrated by plantsman and garden designer Rory Dusoir in a new book. Fortunately Rory was able to take some precious time out from a family trip to Korea to answer a few questions for Nick’s latest garden design column in Bath Life. For the full interview, pick up the latest copy of Bath Life (out today) or click here.
Nick started his garden design column in Bath Life this year with his highlights of the horticultural diary for 2020 in and around Bath.
The article features a range of talks, workshops, open gardens and plant fairs throughout the year. A highlight of the year is a talk by Midori Shintani, head gardener at Tokachi Millennium Forest.
Now into its sixth decade, the University of Bath’s Gardening Club’s programme of monthly talks sees a wealth of inspiring speakers from all corners of the globe. Amongst these in 2020 is Midori Shintani, head gardener at Tokachi Millennium Forest. This bold conservation project is set in the foothills of the Hidaka mountain range on Hokkaido, the most northern of Japan’s islands. The park was originally conceived by entrepreneur Mitsushige Hayashi to offset the carbon footprint of his newspaper empire and to reverse the reduction of natural habitats on the island. Midori has held the role of head gardener there since 2008, seamlessly merging the New Japanese Horticulture movement with the landscape’s wilder nature. In the talk, Midori will discuss this unique garden movement and how her team tends to both the native and the more cultivated spaces at Tokachi.
Gardening in The Millennium Forest
9th March, University of Bath Gardening Club
We’re smitten with our new selection of plates from Vetrofuso, so much so, they’re currently taking pride of place in our window.
Designed by Daniela Poletti Zino, and named after one of the founders of futurism, these ‘Balla’ plates are handcrafted from precious Murano glass in Venice. Painted with a tri-colour stripe motif, they’re perfect for setting the stylish tone at your dining table, or beyond.