Inspirational Gardens: Burford Hurry

Inspirational Gardens: Burford Hurry

Hidden away on a steeply graded site beside a natural stream which runs all year, this is a rare, understated and beautiful garden. Judicious use of hard landscaping – walls, terraces, paths – frames the planting and reduces maintenance and water spend as roots...
Inspirational Gardens: Margaret Jackson

Inspirational Gardens: Margaret Jackson

This spectacular garden in the east Algarve is the work of architect Margaret Jackson and manages to blend from a more typical mediterranean scene in the background – stone pines, cypress and olive trees – to something altogether more exotic in the foreground. The...
Inspirational Gardens: Olivier Filippi

Inspirational Gardens: Olivier Filippi

The nursery and garden of Olivier Filippi in Mèze is one of the ex-libris of dry gardening. A pioneer in irrigation-free gardening in the Mediterranean, Filippi has created a landscape full of texture and colour that changes as the seasons progress, but retains its...

Advantages of waterwise gardening

In short, you will: – save money – save labour – have a far more visually interesting garden – have interest that changes throughout the year – flowers, fruit, seedheads, coloured bark, varying leaf colours – have a garden that truly...