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Winter garden-Planning Your Garden Design

Planning Your Garden Design for the New Year with Grow Gardens.

The New Year is a time of fresh beginnings and new possibilities, and this extends to your garden as well. At Grow Gardens, we believe that early planning is key to achieving a garden that not only looks beautiful but also aligns with your lifestyle and personal preferences. Here’s how to start envisioning and designing your garden spaces for the upcoming year.

  1. Reflect on Your Garden’s Current State:
  • Assess and Evaluate: Take a walk around your garden and note what worked well last year and what did not. Consider areas that need improvement or spaces that could be better utilised.
  • Identify Needs and Wants: Think about how you want to use your garden. Do you need more entertaining space, a play area for children, or more privacy?
  1. Gather Inspiration:
  • Research Ideas: Look for inspiration in gardening magazines, online resources, and social media. Create a mood board or a collection of ideas that appeal to you.
  • Visit Public Gardens: If possible, visit local public gardens or gardening shows to gather ideas and see different design styles and plant combinations.
  1. Consider the Seasons:
  • Year-Round Interest: Plan for a garden that looks great throughout the year. Consider plants that offer winter interest, spring blooms, summer colour, and autumn foliage.
  • Succession Planting: Think about how the garden will evolve through the seasons. Succession planting ensures that as one plant finishes blooming, another begins.
  1. Think About Sustainability:
  • Eco-Friendly Practices: Consider incorporating sustainable practices such as composting, rainwater harvesting, and using native plants to support local wildlife.
  • Low-Maintenance Design: If you have a busy lifestyle, consider a low-maintenance garden design that will look great with minimal effort.
  1. Plan Your Budget:
  • Set a Realistic Budget: Determine how much you are willing to spend on your garden redesign. Remember to factor in costs for plants, materials, and any professional services you might need.
  • Phased Approach: If budget is a concern, consider implementing your garden design in phases.
  1. Consult with Professionals:
  • Expert Advice: At Grow Gardens, our team of experienced garden designers can help bring your vision to life. We can offer advice on plant selection, layout, and materials that suit your garden’s conditions and your personal style.
  • Site Visit: Schedule a site visit with us. We’ll assess your space, listen to your ideas, and start the process of turning your garden dreams into reality.


Planning your garden design for the New Year is an exciting process that can transform your outdoor space into a personal haven. With early planning and professional guidance from Grow Gardens, you can create a garden that not only enhances your home but also brings you joy throughout the year.

Contact Grow Gardens today to start planning your garden design for the New Year. Let’s make 2024 the year your garden truly blossoms.

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