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Sandringham Flower Show 2008

25th March 2008

crowe garden design is to exhibit a show garden at the Sandringham Flower Show in July. The Sandringham Flower show is held in the magnificent surroundings of Sandringham Park, Norfolk, attracting 20,000 visitors each year. The show is one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the East of England.For further information on the show visit:

Sandringham Flower Show


22nd February 2008

A website containing a multitude of information related to gardening and garden design. crowe garden design is delighted to be listed by speciality and county location.


Daily Telegraph / Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine Awards 2007

11th January 2008

Contemporary Award – Overall Winner - Somerset – 226sqm – Site cost £310,000 – Build cost £266,000 – Value £750,000 - Architect – Rebecca & Jim Dyer (01761 463944)

Best Conversion Award - Suffolk – 235sqm – Site cost £200,000 – Build cost £290,000 - Value £750,000 - Architect – Buckley Gray Yeoman (0207 033 9913)

Value for Money Award - Norfolk – 200sqm – Site cost £170,000 – Build cost £110,000 – Value £495,000 - Architect – Caron Pain and Graham Sibley (07788 566185)

Residential Architecture Award - South Cambridgeshire – Size 434sqm – Site cost - £650,000 – Build cost £780,000 Value £1.8million - Architect – Snell David (01223 890659)

Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine

crowe garden design & SGR Colchester Operation Santa Claus

2nd December 2007

A garden design consultation and 2D Concept garden design from crowe garden design is one of the auction items for Operation Santa Claus on SGR Colchester radio on Sunday 2nd December 2007. The auction item is for a front garden within the borough of Colchester. The consultation to be undertaken in December 2007 and the Concept design presented before the end of January 2008. crowe garden design encourages high bids for this item which raises money for local charities.

SGR Colchester

Spatial Alchemy, designing the most challenging spaces.

14th November 2007

Garden designers from Essex, Suffolk and across East Anglia attended the Autumn Conference of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) held recently at Imperial College, London. The theme of the conference was ‘The Tardis Garden: thinking about small spaces’ and speakers included international garden designer Vladimir Sitta whose entertaining and individual style of presentation included a portfolio of highly inspiring contemporary garden design projects. He encouraged the audience to “create the tradition of tomorrow” in garden and landscape design.

Unique garden designs & bespoke garden furniture

1st November 2007

Working with Brandon-Roberts Fine Furniture earlier this year at the RHS Chelsea flower show 2007 was a delight and we are pleased to bring to our clients attention the quality of his craftsmanship. As garden designers design specific solutions for clients it is only natural that on occasions bespoke garden design requires bespoke garden furniture. Leigh Brandon-Roberts is one of those fine craftsmen that once you have found them and worked with them you feel privileged. For further information on Brandon-Roberts Fine furniture visit:

Brandon-Roberts Fine Furniture

New links with thebestofcolchester

29th October 2007

crowe garden design is pleased to support online business directory thebestof Colchester. "With over 140 businesses listed in the Colchester Recommended Business Guide you can be sure you will find the business you need quickly and easily." As garden design and garden designers strive in search of excellence such alliances not only in Colchester but also Essex, Suffolk, regionally and nationally offer tremendous potential.

thebestof - Colchester

Suffolk Garden Conference

22nd October 2007

The second conference themed around the garden was held recently at Trinity Park, Ipswich, Suffolk. Under the title of “The Well Seasoned Garden – Contemporary but well rooted” the day consisted of speakers from the world of garden design, planting, garden history and garden restoration. Chaired by Suffolk Agricultural Association President-elect Lady Xa Tollemache the day included enlightening lectures by; Noel Kingsbury, renowned plantsman and garden designer, Alan Gray, garden maker at East Ruston, Tom Petherick involved with the rediscovery of the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Caroline Holmes, garden historian and author. The audience of garden designers, garden owners and plants people enjoyed a thoroughly informative and entertaining set of presentations.

Suffolk Agricutural Association

Garden Design in Essex 2007

21st September 2007

Garden Design and the garden designer in Essex and across East Anglia face continuous challenges. With around 510mm of rainfall in Essex annually the distrubition is changing. Outside Colchester on the Essex / Suffolk border there was barely a drop in April followed by nearly three times the average in May. June and July were above average wet, August and September below average. For inspiration visit the Beth Chatto Gardens at Elmstead Market.

The Beth Chatto Gardens

Contemporary Outdoor Art designer nominated for award

21st September 2007

Natasha Webb designer behind To Grace has been nominated for a Design Excellence Award and is in the final three comprising an international architectural practice and Hanson paving. Her individual art pieces are truly stunning and deserve closer inspection, which for this summer they have been, on display at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Hampshire.

To Grace
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Gardenvisit website being upgraded

29th August 2007

If you are seeking information on gardens or landscape the Gardenvisit website is an excellent source. Currently work is underway on upgrading the site which is awaited with eager anticipation.


Site Assessment & Survey

22nd August 2007

Commissioning a garden designer necessitates that a detailed site assessment is performed by the designer together with a high quality survey. The resultant assessment information and scaled drawings form the basis for all the design work undertaken. crowe garden design recommends Ian Humby Surveys who provides a professional land survey service for garden designers.

Ian Humby Surveys

Sun Chariot Furniture now available

13th August 2007

Following on from the huge interest at the RHS Chelsea flower show 2007 the bespoke furniture that formed part of the DHL Sun Chariot Garden exhibit is now available to purchase. The design has been refined and further developed by Andrew Marson and reflects a truly individual and contemporary feel. crowe garden design, based on the Essex and Suffolk border is pleased to promote this furniture and can be contacted for specific information.

crowe garden design working with Alan Hughes Photography

19th July 2007

This month sees the publication of a selection of photographs by Alan Hughes Photography. The July 2007 edition of elite magazine contains shots taken of the recent show garden exhibited at Little Bentley of which Alan Hughes was a part sponsor. For more information:

Alan Hughes Photography

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2007 - Sell off raises money for The Princes Trust

19th June 2007

The famous sell off at the conclusion of this years RHS Chelsea Flower show for the DHL Sun Chariot garden raised money for The Princes Trust. The trust was the chosen charity by DHL logisitics our sponsor and the sum raised was nearly £800.

The Princes Trust

The BNI Colchester Centurion Garden - A Room with a View awarded Gold

5th June 2007

crowe garden design was awarded the Gold award for "The BNI Centurion Garden - A Room with a View" at the Little Bentley Hall Waterways & Garden Show on June 1st, 2nd & 3rd. Sponsored by BNI Colchester Centurion, a local group part of the national and international business referral organisation this award marks the conclusion of an exhausting period following so close from this years RHS Chelsea flower show.

BNI Colchester Centurion

The DHL Sun Chariot Garden awarded a Silver-Gilt medal from the RHS

23rd May 2007

crowe garden design is delighted to announce that, in association with Bespoke Gardens and Sheila Hassock Garden Design, the DHL Sun Chariot Garden has been awarded a Silver-Gilt medal from the RHS. This achievement for first-time exhibitors is hugely gratifying.

DHL Sun Chariot Garden

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2007

20th May 2007

crowe garden design is proud to have worked in association with Andrew Marson (Bespoke Gardens) and Sheila Hassock (Sheila Hassock Garden Design) on “The DHL Sun Chariot Garden” in the new roof garden category at this years RHS Chelsea flower show. The innovative design concept has challenged the team as first-timers at Chelsea but resulted in an inspiring and highly bespoke design for a contemporary roof space. The show runs from May 22nd to May 28th 2007 and is expected to be visited by 157,000 visitors. Commenting on the project Adrian Crowe said "This has been a phenomenal experience". For more information visit:

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2007
Bespoke Gardens
Sheila Hassock Garden Design

Daily Telegraph highlights cost of a television garden makeover

7th April 2007

In an article published within the “Daily Telegraph” the following was highlighted; “Gardens on television makeover programmes often cost about £30,000.”

Little Bentley Hall Waterways & Garden Show 2007

1st March 2007

crowe garden design will exhibit a show garden at the Little Bentley Hall Waterways & Garden Show in June 2007, just three days after completing commitments exhibiting at the RHS Chelsea flower show. Sponsored by BNI Centurion, a business network group based in Colchester, “The BNI Centurion Garden” will explore the strength of the network and structure of good relationships.