We love this artificial olive tree. The faux-plant has been meticulously designed and created to imitate the real thing, without the need to worry about humidity, temperature or a mid-holiday watering visit by the neighbours! On display now in our showroom.
In his latest garden design column in Bath Life, Nick heads to the gardens of The Newt in Somerset.
The gates have recently re-opened here, on the famed walled gardens of the Hadspen Parabola, part the much-loved country estate of the same name. With a vibrant history that inspired garden books by famous residents, an infamous garden design competition and the allegiance of many faithful followers, the Hadspen estate now has new owners, a new vision and a very new name; The Newt.
Head here to read more.
This red earthenware platter is a tactile thing of beauty. Hand thrown, slipped, fired, glazed and decorated in the artist’s Belfast studio, it takes its inspiration from of a body of landscape sketches looking down and in, as opposed to the traditional landscape, and is inspired by cracks, rocks, pools and the Donegal coast. A beautiful thing to sit and admire in its own right or the most decadent vessel on which to arrange treasured objects.
In his regular garden design column for Bath Life, Nick focuses in this issue on the wealth of talent from our city that headed to this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show….
Whilst the event is open to the public for just five days, the lead-up and afterlife of any show garden stretches far beyond this. This year saw 28 gardens contending for the much-coveted judges’ certificates. The show was definitely greener than ever, both in colour and attitude. Planting not only took on a more calming planting palette of greens, yellows and white, but it also seemed also to reflect the growing momentum to more sustainable living. Drought and pollution tolerant planting appeared throughout the gardens, with trees being often being favoured over the garden studio or outdoor living spaces. And what a range of trees this year; from a leaning pine on the Morgan Stanley Garden to a giant monkey puzzle tree in the Forestry Commission’s Resilience Garden. The message was undeniable; we must look after our woodlands and help them adapt to the growing threat of climate change.
For the full article, pick up a copy now or click here.
We’re very pleased to let you know we’ve a project featured in the current (July) issue of Homes and Gardens.
The six-page feature covers a recent interior design project for the home of musician Caroline Corr and her family; on a period property set in the heart of Somerset countryside.
The July issue is out on the shelves right now. Further images of the project can also be found here, on our portfolio pages.
Well done to senior interior designer, Helena, who not only completed the Bath Half Marathon back in March in aid of our charity partner for this year, First Steps Bath – but she also turned out to be top fundraiser for our cause! Raising £595 for the charity and social enterprise which helps children with special educational needs and disabilities to take their first steps to a better future, we couldn’t be more proud.
It was a great pleasure to meet the founder of Bath’s Electric Daisy Farm, Fiona Haser Bizony, recently. Exciting times for the flower farm as they prepare to open their first London store later this year.
The flower farm moved recently to a larger, secret site just a short journey from Bath so the team has been busy adding new beds, new varieties and even a pond that will help drainage and also provide the opportunity for a dip in the warmer months ahead.
For more information, head to Nick’s regular garden design column in Bath Life. Their latest issue is out today and features this very special local flower farm.
The English Home Magazine recently asked John and Nick for their tips on how to create a subtle, pleasing cohesion between inside and out.
Check out the magazine’s May issue, out now, for the full article. Here Nick and John feature amongst other interior and garden design experts, all offering advice on how to create the perfect synergy between the home and garden.
Our showroom and studio will close for the Christmas break on Friday 21st December at 5pm. We’ll be back on 2nd January 2019 at 9am.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our wonderful customers for all their support through 2018 and look forward to the exciting projects ahead for 2019.
Nick, John and all the team at W&L x
This year we’ve chosen artwork by Bristol digital artist Chuck Elliot for our Christmas cards. Elliot graduated from the old Hornsey School of Art in London and focuses on using digital drawing tools to create studies that explore line, light, colour and geometry to mesmerising effect. We’ve donated £1 for each of our 100 cards printed to local homeless charity Julian House, whose team are especially busy at this often difficult time of year.