The Best Garden Design Blogs to Follow [2023 Update]

With the expectations of warm weather and longer daylight hours, this Summer it is likely to be an enjoyable and productive time for garden enthusiasts. With an abundance of colourful flowers, and the ability to reap the rewards from herb gardens full of fresh vegetables, it is the ideal time to take advantage of your garden space.

As specialists in patio awnings, and with a in-house flourist to boot, we know a little about what it takes to craft stunning gardens, and we are well-versed in recognizing exceptional garden design bloggers. Below, we have put together a selection of our preferred garden designers to follow in 2023 to give you some inspiration.

A Real Gardener

One of the most well-known gardeners in South Shropshire because of his colourful van, Floyd from The Real Gardener has many years of formal gardening, which has now evolved into a more relaxed gardener.

After three years in Europe working as a gang Forman, he returned to Shropshire to tackle an exciting project to create a woodland walk through our secret hills in Clun, Shropshire which evolved in to his present business, A Real Gardener.

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Richard Jackson

Richard has devoted his entire life to his passion for plants and gardening, leading him to explore various aspects of the industry and amass a remarkable depth of horticultural expertise. Upon completing his Biology degree at Southampton University, he embarked on a journey with Hilliers, where he was deeply influenced by the exceptional knowledge and expertise of their renowned plantsmen, including Roy Lancaster.

His blog is full of tips such as highlights for the upcoming RHS Chelsea flower show, through to how to make your lawn more garden-friendly.

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London Cottage Garden

A lovely authentic blog by Julie Quinn where she shares her experiences and insights about cultivating a charming cottage garden in North London.

The garden embraces a delightful approach by densely planting shrubs, paired with uncomplicated perennials, an abundance of bulbs, self-seeders, and aromatic herbs. The result is a captivating tapestry of colours, enticing scents, and graceful motion, resulting in a beautifully display.

Julie provides tips on how to overcome everyday garden problems as well tips on how to handle wildlife.

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From three sisters who love gardening, plants and horticulture as well as having a good laugh and a bit of family banter.

All three have enjoyed juggling jobs with bringing up children and grandchildren, and weathering life’s triumphs and tragedies individually and together. Their parents were keen gardeners and all inherited their enjoyment of seeing things grow.

Check out the growbag blog to see a little of what they’ve learnt over the last 60 years.

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Simplify Gardening

Tony O’Neill shares his passion for gardening whilst managing his full-time job as a firefighter. Gardening when he was younger with his grandfather, his passion for planting vegetables and plants grew. When his grandfather passed away, he took over the garden and learned new techniques along the way which he now shares with his passionate audience on Simplify Gardening. An excellent resource for tips on all things gardening related.

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Steven The Gardener

Steven doesn’t actually have a blog but we wanted to feature his Instagramas it gives you a great glimpse into the life of a head gardener with images of Stretton Hall Gardens, a beautiful 8 acre garden in Cheshire. Having recently been crowned Channel 4 Garden of The Year for 2022, it is a must see with mixed herbaceous borders, a scree garden, a walled kitchen garden and our stunning louvred roof designs.

We hope these blogs will inspire your gardening efforts during the Summer months and get even more from your outdoor space. If you’re a garden blogger who thinks they should be included in the list then please do contact us and we’ll see if we can include you in the next update.

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