English GardensCreate a stylish English garden in your own yard
The English garden is one of the most successful exports of all time, travelling around the globe, gathering fresh nuances along the way. Today we find it as inspiring as ever. Wherever you live and garden, you can take inspiration from the UK’s hottest designers and their finest gardens.
Design and plantsmanship transforms British naturalistic planting into a dynamic, contemporary form.
British designer Christopher Bradley-Hole blends architectural unity and a spontaneous sense of beauty.
Tom Stuart-Smith revisits traditional forms and draws fresh magic from old ideas.
A human touch inhabits the sweeping gestures of the British landscape designer Jinny Blom.
Isabel and Julian Bannerman rose to the top of Britain's garden world by recreating the romance of the classic English garden.
Known for designing romantic English country gardens, Arne Maynard takes a pared-down approach at his rustic home in Wales.
In Hertfordshire, England, traditional influences and materials create a garden in harmony with its history.
English garden designer Sarah Price brings a subtle artistry to planting design that belies her gardens’ underlying, very British hardiness.
A small urban garden in Barnsbury strikes a balance between beauty and function.
Pleached crabapple trees and a restrained color palette provide a natural yet dramatic garden.
Filmed at Highclere Castle, the garden retains the aesthetic of its famous designer.
England's plant-rich, idea-filled garden displays a creative tension between formal structure and wild plantings.
AMERICAN GARDENS DESIGNED IN THE ENGLISH STYLE
Whether you’re looking for ideas to create an enticing cottage garden, or you prefer the stateliness of grand English manors, here are some examples of how American gardeners have translated the English style into their own gardens.
A garden in WA has all the traits of a charming cottage garden, including a rose garden, white picket fence, and mixed borders.
A glorious rose garden now grows in what used to be a parking lot in Upstate New York.
A fine example of how elements of the English gardening style can be incorporated anywhere.