Saturday, 30 December 2017

greencube 2017 - Highlights

What a year we've had, here's a whistle stop tour of our fabulous year.

We started the year raising money for charity running a 10k at Hyde park.


January 2017



And a visit to Morocco visiting lots of gardens in Marrakech and some chill out time in the Atlas mountains.




Yves Saint Laurent Garden




Mamounia Hotel



le jardin secret





February 2017


We were featured in a new book published in February - Vertical Gardens, by Leigh Clapp and Hattie Klotz, featuring my RHS Hampton Court Gold medal and best small garden.








March and April 2017


We were rewarded with wonderful displays in our gardens, see its so worth it - all those bulbs give you so much joy....




We also visited Kuekenhof, in Amsterdam to compare.



Catherine Clancy (Garden Designer) and me at Keukenhof.




April 2017


We finally finished planting a garden in West Malling, a new build house in an area of outstanding natural beauty overlooking the North Downs. I worked alongside the architects - Open Architecture through 6 months of planning before Langdale started constructing this one. 

This garden is now a finalist in a national garden construction competition -  APL (Association of Professional Landscapers) awards, watch this space - good luck Langdale Landscapes....











garden designed by greencube
hard landscaping - langdale landscapes
project monitored - greencube
planting - greencube



We have been very busy designing gardens throughout 2017, and are now booked out into April 2018 with new designs. Susan has joined our design team on a part-time basis, which is very exciting.

We always uses Sketchup to design our gardens in 3d, we export movies and lots of views so that our clients can really understand their newly proposed garden.





We've worked on a Grade 2 listed barn in Leigh.




Here's how it looked this summer.



We also designed a small courtyard garden in Kings Hill, built by Quest Landscapes, planted by greencube.










garden design - greencube
hardscapes - Quest landscapes
planting - greencube



July 2017


Our garden for a wonderful Oast House in Offham in its first year, maintained by our greencube team, built by Creative Landscapes who did a fab job on the ragstone wall


















garden designed by greencube
hard landscaping - creative landscapes
pond construction - pondscapes
planting - greencube
aftercare - greencube





July 2017

We completed a wonderful garden in Sevenoaks, one of my favourites this year, also a finalist in the APL awards. This garden was designed for a family with contrast of materials and soft planting being the main focus of our design and contrasting choice of materials to make this a very special space.




















garden designed by greencube
hard landscaping - langdale landscapes
lighting - PS electrics
project monitored - greencube
planting - greencube
aftercare - greencube




July 2017

We were featured in Modern Gardens.




showcasing our Chislehurst garden. 





garden designed by greencube
hard landscaping - quest landscapes
planting - greencube


July 2017


And we featured in House Beautiful magazine.


Nice that our RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, gold medal/best small garden is still en vogue, featured in House Beautiful in July. The garden highlights how climate change might affect fruit growing in Kent, from strawberry growing to Peach groves to Lemon trees. The garden contains water movement throughout with rills dissecting the garden. Herb walls, vertical strawberry growing and much more.......



August 2017


Our garden in Chelsfield in its first year looking splendid.










garden design - greencube
hardscapes - Rockfield Landscapes
planting - greencube
maintenance - greencube

Meanwhile in Mersham in Ashford our orange walled garden was looking fab:






garden design - greencube
hardscapes - Oakleigh Manor
planting - greencube
maintenance - greencube


August 2017


Here one of our completed gardens in Sevenoaks with knapped flint and herbaceous borders photographed in its first summer.



garden designed by greencube
hard landscaping - langdale landscapes
planting - greencube



October 2017


Another front garden in Sevenoaks completed in October, I personally laid every log into the log store.

Great team effort for a very bespoke finish on this one...

Corten raised planters, corten log store, resin bound drive and granite paving






garden design - greencube
hardscapes - Langdale Landscapes
project monitored - greencube
planting - greencube
maintenance - greencube

October 2017

We also completed a lovely garden in Greenwich for a busy family.

I was very excited about this photoshoot !

Here we installed an outdoor kitchen made by WWOO.





and vertical green walls - Living Art






garden designed by greencube
garden hard landscapes LDP
garden planted by greencube
garden maintained by greencube


We entered a couple of our gardens into the SGD awards - but unfortunately we didn't get a sniff this year, maybe next year. We are always striving for the best and are excited about every garden we work on.


garden design - greencube
hardscapes - sam at SJB Landscaping Fakenham
planting - greencube
maintenance - greencube


November 2017


We were featured in Pro landscaper magazine.


And in November I needed a break - my husband took me to New Zealand - my 50th birthday holiday treat and it was GREAT..... I have been looking forward to this trip all year and feeling a little exhausted from work commitments, it came just in time.. Its important to get away, see stuff and gain new perspectives on life, work and what matters.

some serious trekking,  climbing mountains and having fun....










Now we are back onto designing special gardens including this one in Sevenoaks.


We are completing some wonderful gardens for 2018 including this one in Westerham, working closely with our wonderful steel fabricator Darrin and Landscape team - Langdale Landscapes, I'm very excited about this one developing and maturing:





















A BIG THANKYOU to everyone involved in our wonderful creations throughout 2017, Happy New Year and here's to a successful 2018.
Remember - Life begins the day you start a garden 

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