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Posted by Claudia de Yong
Cheshire and Cotswolds
A garden design consultant, offering a specialist planting service plus product and plant sourcing. Claudia is also a stylist and writer with a regular column on Houzz.
Interests: all forms of design for home and garden, water gardens, sourcing products
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May is my favourite time of the year as the road verges are full of cow parsley and wild flowers, the fruit trees are heavy with wonderful blossom and it means that Malvern Spring Festival is taking place. As I head through the Herefordshire country lanes on the way to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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The inaugural Ascot Spring Garden Show took place in April this year (13th-15th April 2018) and I was invited by The Association of Professional Landscapers to design an interactive garden space which would show the public the construction methods that landscapers use to build certain areas of a garden. This... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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We have been unlucky with the weather so far this year and our gardens have suffered from being windswept, snow covered and waterlogged and it seems this wintry weather it is still hanging on for bit longer. Yet signs of Spring are on the way with colourful bulbs pushing through... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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Last week I battled the terrible snow to get to The Garden Press Event in Islington, London which brings together suppliers of garden products within the industry to the editors of trade and consumer magazines. The event was founded in 2006 by Richard Jackson who was then chair of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2018 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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Buying the prefect Christmas gift for the gardener in your life is becoming increasing more difficult and finding a present they haven’t already seen on the high street, is proving even harder. My work takes around the country searching and sourcing products for the many gardens I have designed, from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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We are now entering the last week of the show build and the days are getting longer and we are all a bit weary! Deliveries of plants and other materials come in thick and fast and there is no rest, as we unload one lorry, another is waiting in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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What a day... a quick post to say thank you to everyone who helped to create and build the show garden 'Romance in the 'Ruins' at the BBC Gardeners' World Live show at the NEC in Birmingham this summer. We won Gold and Best in Show! You are all amazing...... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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I have ten pairs of tickets to give away for the 50th Anniversary BBC Gardeners’ World Live at Birmingham NEC on 15th–18th June 2017. To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets and to visit the Wyevale Garden Centres Show Garden I have designed, entitled “Romance... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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Background to the build-up for ‘Romance in the Ruins’ a garden designed by Claudia de Yong for the Wyevale Garden Centre at the BBC Gardener’s World Live 2017 show in June, at the NEC in Birmingham. In the lead-up to the build of my show garden for the Wyevale Garden... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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Above: Fields of oilseed rape in the UK (photo: behind-the-hedgerow.com) For many gardeners, May signals one of the best months to be in the garden. The freshness of Spring-flowering bulbs such as the tulip, will be at their best now and most trees are in full leaf. A walk in... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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'Romance in the Ruins', a garden designed for Wyevale Garden Centre, is in part inspired by our wonderful heritage of castles throughout the UK. The show garden will be on show at the BBC Gardeners' World Live this June at the NEC in Birmingham. Above: Magnificent Beeston Castle inspiration for... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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'Romance in the Ruins' : A garden designed by Claudia de Yong for Wyevale Garden Centre At BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017 Above: 13th Century fortification at Beeston Over the coming months, I will be writing a number of small articles on the different places I’m currently visiting – from... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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Follow me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/claudiadeyongdesigns/ to see my work, travel pics and favourite things Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at My Blog
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"Nothing lifts the soul more after a dreary winter than the first glimpse of blossom on the trees, like candyfloss clinging to the bare stems – nature’s own confetti. And there are so many trees to choose from that will provide blooms for spring. For some, the beauty lies in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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Last week was the 12th anniversary of the ‘Garden Press Event’, bringing together exhibitors of garden products from all over the UK and Europe to showcase their new and innovative products. Below are a few of the items that caught my eye this year. GREENFINGERS The ‘Garden Press Event’ raises... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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February can be a cold and damp month which doesn’t exactly make us want to rush outside and start working on the garden. However, Spring is definitely in the air and many roadside verges, parks and gardens are already carpeted with white snowdrops and bright yellow daffodils, not to mention... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2016 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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My latest project in the historic town of Petworth in West Sussex has had a couple of weeks to settle and I revisited it to take a few shots in the Autumn sunshine. The Claudia de Yong Designs team worked hard over several months to affect a complete transformation of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2015 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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We've been awarded today a 'Best of Houzz 2015', in the design category. Claudia de Yong Designs work was voted "the most popular in 2014 among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Read more at Claudia de Yong Designs profile on Houzz and see... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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Today saw the 10th Anniversary of the Garden Press Event, supporting over 100 key companies showcasing new products and latest plant introductions, for the coming season to the gardening press and media... Every year, I always look forward to this show, not only to meeting fellow journalists (and to discussing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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If you'd like to know more about Claudia de Yong Designs, have a look at an article published in HTA news (the 'magazine for the garden industry') published by the Horticulture Trade Association in the UK. Click the link below and flip through to page 19. If you'd like to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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One of the best ways to encourage wildlife into your garden is to build a pond – which is exactly what we did for our clients in West Sussex. They are a professional couple who had recently moved into a new house with a very long back garden and large... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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Apart from a beautiful setting in the Malvern Hills, I always look forward to visiting the Spring Show at The Three Counties Showground in Malvern (hosted in association with the RHS). This year the show has been retitled the 'Spring Festival', with a new look to the layout. Not only... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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After some back breaking work by the team, we have now completed the garden of the new-build house in Sussex. I'm looking forward to coming back in a few weeks to check the planting and see how the garden settles down. When the oak ages to a soft grey it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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Above: Top dressing with compost on flower beds The team have been working hard over the last couple of months. One of several jobs we are currently working on in Sussex is the garden of a new-build house in a brand new development where the garden had just been left... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at The Claudia de Yong Blog
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Kate Southgate of Notcutts has just interviewed me about garden design and I thought I'd share some of it here. Thank you Kate! "Claudia de Yong is an exciting and accomplished garden designer with many awards to her name including eight medals from the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. Along... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at The Claudia de Yong Blog