May 31, 2015

The Modern Garden : A basis for dynamic and functional landscape design

This month we were appointed to design the outside space, of a new build modernist eco property in Birmingham.   This is an exciting project for us, as fans of this style, because the property is a clean lined modern property, which warrants a similar powerful modernist narrative for the landscape. In this first of a…

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April 30, 2015

Fabricating bespoke design features

As a landscape designer, the components of a design often require fabrication separately to the creation of the space itself. They may require special materials, skills, tools and facilities to create the elements. Often, especially for roof terrace design and unusual spaces or particular garden projects, I work with local UK-based fabricators to create elements…

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September 7, 2014

Gorgeous grasses

I have always had a love for ornamental grasses and the contribution they make to a planting scheme. At Capel Manor college some 15 years ago, where I first studied landscape design, there were some great  mixed perennial planting schemes including grasses and  I started to develop a big love for this family of plants…

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August 8, 2014

Contemporary roof garden design in Birmingham

At Poppyhead Consultancy we love to design contemporary roof terraces (as well as a range of other contemporary spaces including gardens, courtyards, sensory gardens and kitchen gardens).   Recently we have completed another roof terrace, this one in Birmingham.  This blog describes and shows how we have transformed the space into a relaxing retreat for our…

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