The Poisonous Garden RHS Tatton Warne McGarr and Co

Building The Poisonous Garden

This week we started on site managing the build of the Poisonous Garden - the pretty large and high profile exhibit for this year's RHS Tatton Flower Show. After three years of creating award-winning show gardens at RHS Tatton, which takes place at Tatton Park in Cheshire, we did look at designing something for other RHS shows. However, in January this year, we were asked by the brilliant RHS events team if we would design the Poisonous Garden. It seems they like what we've been doing and we were honoured to be asked to partner up with them. So, after months and

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Pro Landscaper Manchester Warnes McGarr & Co

More coverage in ProLandscaper – Manchester supplement

One of our favourite trade mags, ProLandscaper, has put together a Manchester supplement for their April issue, which brilliantly features Warnes McGarr & Co landscape and garden designers not once but twice. Our upcoming work with the team at RHS Tatton to design and build The Poisonous Garden for their prestigious Cheshire garden and flower show in July has been featured. As we move into May, we are really ramping up the planning for this amazing huge exhibit! Our garden designer Michael John McGarr was also asked to contribute some thoughts for a feature about the Northern Forest that was announced this

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Michael McGarr garden designer The Telegraph

Garden designer Michael McGarr featured in The Telegraph

If you were casually flicking through The Telegraph weekend gardening section over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, you may have thought - I recognise that face! I recognise that garden full of cacti! Yes, we were featured in a double-page spread this weekend by fantastic garden writer Annie Gatti headlined: Six fresh faces in garden design - how will they change the world? Annie contacted us back in September last year for a chat after we won a gold medal at RHS Tatton 2017, so we've been keeping our eyes out ever since for the resulting feature. It was an honour to

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Rock and roll garden design UK

Creating outdoor living spaces that rock and roll!

As former musicians, who still play in their spare time, garden and landscape designers Michael and Rob like bringing their rock and roll approach to re-designing their clients' outdoor living spaces. By Michael McGarr As a qualified garden designer and ecologist, I believe our outdoor living spaces should do five things. These are: - Take no effort to look after - Encourage wildlife - Produce food - Look amazing - Be an extension of your indoor living space and style   This is my starting point for working with clients and for taking a look at how they want to use their space. This

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Best of Houzz 2018 award winner Warnes McGarr & Co

More awards from Houzz

2018 has got off to a busy start for our team here at Warnes McGarr & Co. Not only have we just announced our design project for RHS Tatton - The Poisonous Garden - we're incredibly busy working on residential garden designs right across Lancashire, Bolton and Wigan and Cheshire at the moment. On top of that, we've also been awarded TWO awards in the Best of Houzz 2018. We won one award for Best of Houzz Design and another for Best of Houzz Service. The Design award reflects the quality of our work and the images that we've uploaded to our

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Warnes McGarr The Poisonous Garden RHS Tatton 2018

Announcing The Poisonous Garden

by Michael John McGarr We are immensely pleased and excited to announce that Warnes McGarr & Co will be designing and project-managing the Poisonous Garden in association with The RHS for the Tatton Flower in July. After three award-winning years of designing show gardens - including last year's gold-award winning 2101 garden - we're really honoured to be asked back again to design this large visitor attraction. RHS Tatton in Knutsford, Cheshire is also celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018 so it really is going to be an exciting year. About The Poisonous Garden The garden will be an exhibition in all that is

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A New Year of Landscape Design…2018

By Michael McGarr What a great year for our landscape design team so far!!! And we aren't quite finished yet so hold the champagne, at least until this Friday! The team have had the pleasure of working with some great people on some great garden design projects over the last 12 months, and this year we have produced landscape design, architecture and planning for clients right across Lancashire in the Ribble Valley, Lostock, Rivington and Heaton in Bolton, Aughton, Southport, Prestwich, and also in Cheshire including Nantwich and Knutsford. It has been fabulous to work with such great people who have such

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Rain garden design at RHS Tatton

The ultimate guide to creating a rain garden

Rain gardens are becoming more and more important to include with garden and landscape design across the UK, as well as new house building, right from the off-set. The results of climate change mean warmer but wetter weather, so managing excess rainwater and flooding has never been more important or relevant. Why are rain gardens so important? A rain garden is one that is designed to spread rain run-off and excess water to reduce pooling in one area and to slow down the movement of rainwater to reduce flash flooding. Plants are key here, and perform the function of slowing rainfall across the

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Our garden design case study in ProLandscaper

Our whole team was incredibly chuffed to receive the October issue of ProLandscaper and find a photo of our '2101' Cheshire show garden on the front cover. In this month's issue of the landscaping magazine, there is a three-page feature talking about the build of our Cactus Direct 2101 show garden, at RHS Tatton in July 2017. And then towards the end of the magazine is a book review by our lead garden designer Michael John McGarr who reviewed Dan Pearson's Natural Selection: A Year in the Garden book while he was on holiday. Make sure you read the October 2017 ProLandscaper.

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Michael John McGarr being interviewed for The Sod Show

Interview on The Sod Show

While at RHS Tatton in July this year exhibiting our multi award-winning garden, our garden designer Michael John McGarr was interviewed by Peter Donegan from The Sod Show. We were already aware of fellow garden designer Pete's brilliant podcasts, so were honoured to be chosen to be featured. Michael had a great chat with Pete about setting up his own consultancy, the pressures of following your own creative path and designing and building show gardens. Take a listen to The Sod Show podcast below and you can always drop them a line on Twitter @sodshow to let them know you enjoyed it.  

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