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Digging Up The Past

Construction info for formal pond
Formal Pond Feature The original pond was more of a mud bath than a pond feature.... Work begins as the digging gets underway, the shape of the final pond is emerging: a fo… http://kingdomgardens.co.uk/blog/digging-past/

The perfect recipe for outdoor dining

Cooking, Family and Friends
The key to a good pizza is all in the base, thats also true when it comes to the pizza oven!  Creating the perfect social hub for entertaining guests, the focal point for this… http://kingdomgardens.co.uk/blog/how-make-pizza-base/

Dry Stone Walling in Yorkshire Dales Garden

An ancient art and a british heritage
Nothing speaks the language of the british countryside like the humble dry stone wall, miles upon miles of this mono materialistic structure span the green expanses of this island,… http://kingdomgardens.co.uk/blog/dry-stone-walling-yorkshire-dales-garden/

Challenging site in North Yorkshire Dales

Breathtaking scenery and steep slopes abound
Each site has its own quirks that make it unique. This site in Coniston Cold features breathtaking views and steep slopes down to a beck which runs the length of the garden.  … http://kingdomgardens.co.uk/blog/challenging-site-north-yorkshire-dales/

Breaking The Mold

Trying out new construction techniques in Coniston Cold
Always eager to improve quality, we thought it was time to try out some new building techniques.  Faced with twelve matching stone pillars to build, it seemed the perfect oppo… http://kingdomgardens.co.uk/blog/breaking-mold/

Contemporary Family Garden in North Yorkshire

Our current build project is in the picturesque village of Rainton, nestled in the heart of agricultural countryside near Thirsk and Ripon. The existing garden itself being a large field at the edge of farmland.
Our current build project is in the picturesque village of Rainton, nestled in the heart of agricultural countryside near Thirsk and Ripon. The existing garden itself being a larg… http://kingdomgardens.co.uk/blog/contemporary-family-garden-north-yorkshire/

Building an oak car port in Coniston Cold

In the past we have constructed various rustic garden buildings, including summerhouses, gazebos and even the odd treehouse, but an oak car port was a Kingdom Gardens first!
In the past we have constructed various rustic garden buildings, including summerhouses, gazebos and even the odd treehouse, but an oak car port was a Kingdom Gardens first! As… http://kingdomgardens.co.uk/blog/building-oak-car-port-coniston-cold/

Sunny, but sloping, garden in Ilkley

This site had all the raw ingredients to become the perfect garden: sunny, peaceful, great views and a haven for wild birds… However there were some serious issues which the Kingdom Gardens needed to tackle before it could become the dream garden…
This site had all the raw ingredients to become the perfect garden: sunny, peaceful, great views and a haven for wild birds… However there were some serious issues which th… http://kingdomgardens.co.uk/blog/sunny-sloping-garden-ilkley/

Converted barn in North Yorkshire is given a stylish makeover

As you might expect with a property which was once part of a working farm, for the most part, it didn’t resemble a garden at all. However, the interior had recently undergone a stunning renovation and the challenge was to create outside accommodation to …
As you might expect with a property which was once part of a working farm, for the most part, it didn’t resemble a garden at all.  However, the interior had recently un… http://kingdomgardens.co.uk/blog/converted-barn-north-yorkshire-given-stylish-makeover/

Hockney’s vision of Yorkshire

James and I recently took time out to visit ‘A Bigger Picture’ the David Hockney Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The popularity of the event led to a 10.30pm ticket time! Quite a change for us to be going out at this time – we are usual…
James and I recently took time out to visit ‘A Bigger Picture’ the David Hockney Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The popularity of the event led to … http://kingdomgardens.co.uk/blog/hockneys-vision-yorkshire/

Big Boy’s Toys – James gets his hands on a five tonne digger!

James and Lewis are keeping warm with some earthworks to accomodate an extension to the formal garden. This five tonne digger is on hire from local firm Addingham Plant Hire and is just the job for shifting 500 tonnes of soil!
Happy New Year to all our followers from Kingdom Gardens! We are all very busy at a property just outside Harrogate near the beautiful village of Leathey. Catherin… http://kingdomgardens.co.uk/blog/big-boys-toys-james-gets-his-hands-five-tonne-digger/

Learning how to survey a garden with Catherine of Kingdom Gardens

When you’re new to garden surveying, the first thing you do is start slowly? Right? Well not all the time…
When you’re new to garden surveying, the first thing you do is start slowly? Right? Well not all the time… Catherine and I spent a few hours surveying a rather &lsquo… http://kingdomgardens.co.uk/blog/learning-how-survey-garden-catherine-kingdom-gardens/

Constructing cantilevered stone steps

When re-creating a traditional look the most important element is to make sure you’re working with the right materials.
When re-creating a traditional look the most important element is to make sure you’re working with the right materials.  Requiring a visit to the Mones Bros quarry in B… http://kingdomgardens.co.uk/blog/constructing-cantilevered-stone-steps/

Watering in the rain

When we put a new planting scheme into a customer’s garden, I think they must get fed up with me reminding them about watering, but today we put our advice into action – watering in the rain on our current project – a low- maintenance, townhouse garden.
When we put a new planting scheme into a customer’s garden, I think they must get fed up with me reminding them about watering, but today we put our advice into action &ndas… http://kingdomgardens.co.uk/blog/watering-rain/

Craven scores Gold at Harrogate Flower Show 2010

The Gold winning ‘InFusion’ garden designed and created by the first-year students at Craven College, was the hit of the Harrogate Flower Show.
Award winning Show Garden It has been my privilege this year to teach an amazing group students on the Foundation Degree in Garden Design at Craven College. The Gold win… http://kingdomgardens.co.uk/blog/craven-scores-gold-harrogate-flower-show-2010/