An editorial featuring Ernest George and his move from the south of England back to his native Highlands.
Ross-shire Journal newspaper feature
Landscape Design for a Highland Estate
Geo Designs commissioned to design and construct a new garden on a client’s estate near Tomatin in the Highlands of Scotland. A total transformation was required to include hard landscaping, pathways through a walled garden, a planting scheme for new herbaceous borders, specimen planting and feature lighting.
Lochaline Dive Centre
Garden Design Clinics at Howdens Garden Centre, Inverness
Country Living Fair, Glasgow, SECC – 2007
Geo Designs to set up a stand at the show to offer free garden design clinics with Ernest George and Douglas Coltart of Viridarium for visitors at this year’s show. The clinics were a huge success with great demand for our expertise.
Country Living Fair, Glasgow, SECC – 2006
A “Highland Garden” was created as the main feature garden for the organisers of the Spring Fair. Mature silver birch, Scots pine and blue, green and purple perennial planting, a granite plinth and patio, feature marble bench and a water feature complete with a silver leaping salmon rising from a dark pool.
The Times Magazine – Pools of Calm
Strathconon Primary School Community Project
Geo Designs is delighted to be involved with the creation of a new Adventure Garden for the children at the local primary school. With the help of parents, staff and the local community a design was agreed and implemented. A fun project for all, with many cups of tea. The garden includes “A Blethering Place”, a timber decked pathway and bridge around a bog garden, feature totem-poles and a busy-bee slide.
Urban Gardens Exhibition, London Olympia 2004
A Sex and the City Garden. Geo Designs to create a third show garden for Urban Gardens 2004 based around the character Carrie Bradshaw from the romantic sitcom. The setting was evening time within a small courtyard garden. A four poster bed set above a reflective slab of Italian marble served as the main feature of the garden, which was richly adorned with scented climbing roses and a mattress of musky moss. A still pool, illuminated with candlelight, is set within a garden of climbers, mosses and ferns to create a sensual “Outdoor Bedroom”. A plasma screen displayed a roaring log fire in the background whilst a romantic operatic aria plays softly… the rest is left to your imagination. Such was the media interest in the show garden that Ernest was invited by the producers of BBC Radio London to give a talk on the garden which was broadcast live, and featured on GMTV and Sky News on the first morning of the show.