In the press

Have a read of some of the articles that Simon Orchard Garden Design have been featured in. To view the article in full screen just click the double arrow icon on the top right of each article and choose the 'Current view' option which opens a new window. If you're viewing on a mobile device, simply click on the image.

Upcycled planter

Take a Break, March 2020


I found this old chest thrown out in the street and thought it would make a quirky and rustic herb planter. Anyone can upcycle and it's a great way to save money.


Have a look at the full album to see other upcycled items, including wall cladding, trough planters and a living wall - all made using old pallets

A lighter step

Modern Gardens, Jan 2020


Our photo of the chunky composite steps we designed is the main shot in this article about LED strip lighting in gardens in this month's Modern Gardens magazine.


You can see the full album for this project here, or click on this link to watch some amazing aerial drone video footage of this garden

Green wall getaway

Pro Landscaper, Sept 2019


Read about how we created this split-level green oasis to complement our client's high-end basement conversion, and how we managed to persuade the client to opt for the cool blue-grey colour scheme rather than the cream paving and white rendered walls they had originally wanted.


And you can see lots more photos of this and other projects in our portfolio

Shabby chic in

the city

Modern Gardens, April 2019


A tour of my own London garden (before we moved out of the city to Hampshire). A masterclass in creating a garden on a tight budget with clever use of layout and materials to keep costs down, as well as lots of upcycling of salvaged items. to create an aged, shabby chic look.


See more photos from this project -  head on over to our portfolio

Wow-factor garden

Modern Gardens, Feb 2019


We love this garden that we re-vamped in Blackheath. The clients wanted a contemporary garden they could relax and entertain in, softened by lush planting. That's exactly what they got, with a garden that includes composite decking, a firepit and a soothing water feature. You can see the full album here

Front garden revamp - round 2

Modern Gardens, Jan 2019

Modern Gardens Magazine seem to like my gardens (not that I'm complaining) and this one in particular which they featured back in October 2017 - see below. It was a simple project aimed at keeping costs down whilst having high impact. You can see more photos of this front garden in London on our Houzz profile

Stylish front gardens

Modern Gardens, Feb 2018


Front gardens needn't be dull. We transformed one garden in London into a sophisticated and contemporary garden, sticking to a strict palette of green, white and grey. Whilst in another we planted in blocks to showcase individual plants. Click on the links to see more photos of The White Garden and The Cubist garden 

Front garden revamp

Modern Gardens, Oct 2017


Small but sweet. Whilst lots of people like turning their front gardens into car parks we like to do the opposite. Here's a small front garden that we greened up by adding planting pockets within the paving. Now that's got to be better than looking out of your window and seeing you car! See more photos of this front garden in London on our Houzz profile

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