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Top 10 Gardening Gifts For Christmas Finding imaginative gardening gifts can be a challenge. The landscaping team here at Holland Landscapes have compiled their Christmas wish lists. Some of their ideas are quite out of the ordinary. Here are Holland Landscapes’ top 10 gardening gifts.The best...

In this season of cold and fog and not being able to get out into my garden much, I’ve been thinking about how this is actually the time of year when front gardens can really come into their own. While we may not be spending...

Thoughts of wildflower meadows evoke strong childhood memories for me, growing up in the North Downs of Surrey, with its chalky landscape of scabious, campion and cowslips. These happy memories alone would be enough to make me want to recreate my own version at home....

Holiday season is upon us!   But how can you ensure your precious plants don’t miss you too much while you’re away? No irrigation system or neighbourly help with watering? No worries…   Planning ahead  Train your plants to be tough Unless you have a very established garden with a high proportion of shrubs and mature...

One of the questions we always ask our clients at the outset is about their attitude to a lawn in the garden. Many still consider the lawn to be the principal requirement of a garden, a fundamental centrepiece to which other elements take second place....

In my last blog I wrote about clearing up the last dregs of winter to make way for everything that spring brings to the garden. Now that you’ve got the ground prepared, this time I’m going to look at how to make the most impact...

We are proud to announce that Holland Landscapes has been highly commended for two categories at this year’s APL Awards.The Association of Professional Landscapers comprises accredited landscape companies who design, build and maintain gardens throughout the UK. The rigorous inspection process to join is the...

At last it’s Spring! And gardens all around are beginning to bus and burst. It’s time to get energised yourself, with so much to do in the garden – getting on top of things now will save you much effort in the months to come. So...

Holland Landscapes were delighted this week to be shortlisted for the Association of Professional Landscapers Awards 2017, in the “Project value of £20,000-£30,000” and “Hard Landscaping sponsored by Bradstone” categories.The APL, which is a specialist group of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) represents landscapers who...

Case Study: An Edwardian-inspired formal front garden in Colchester  At the end of 2015 Holland Landscapes was commissioned to design and build a formal front garden for a large Edwardian style house in Colchester, which had recently undergone construction of an extension and had left it...