Garden design

Design your garden

In this new section we have fantastic images to inspire you, as well as some practical considerations on how to set about designing your garden.

Rising stars of design

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    Design tips for small spaces

    Making the most of small gardens - a video tour with Chris Young, Editor of RHS Members' magazine The Garden, of the Back to Back Gardens at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2015.
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    Garden design - using water

    Watch a video on how you can incorporate water into your garden and see some inspirational ideas from the RHS Shows.

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    Garden design - using seating

    Watch a video on how you can use seating in your garden as part of your design to enhance the space as well as provide a means of relaxation.

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    Garden design - using boundaries

    How garden designers use boundaries - tips on how you could incorporate ideas from the RHS flower shows in your own garden, with Chris Young, Editor of RHS Members' magazine The Garden.
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    Garden design - using paths

    How garden designers use paths - tips from award-winning gardens on how you can use paths at home from Chris Young, Editor of RHS Members' maagzine The Garden.

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Chelsea inspiration

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a great place for ideas for your own garden. Look through our coverage for inspiration.

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Right plant, right place

Use our Plant Selector to choose the right plant for the right place. Get ideas even for all those tricky spots: dry shade, sun-baked walls or heavy clay soils.

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