Q & A with Polly Wilkinson

Pollyanna Wilkinson Garden Design

We are huge fans of Polly Wilkinson at HM and love to follow her brilliant insights into garden design via her instagram account where she engages with a loyal following of garden enthusiasts covering everything from what bees need in a garden to advice on choosing limestone vs porcelain for outdoor flooring. We were thrilled…

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Q & A with Adolfo Harrison

Inspiring Garden Design

Adolfo Harrison has been creating award-winning private and public gardens since 2006. From the very beginning, the ultimate aim for each project has been to create not just a beautiful space, but an emotional connection between clients and their gardens. Working on projects of all shapes and sizes, Adolfo Harrison push their client’s brief to…

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Harrow & Hope

Award Winning Family Run Winemakers

Award winning Harrow & Hope is a beautiful labour of love business run by a small close-knit family team whose belief is that with hard work, good fortune and a little help from flint laden slopes in which their vines reside, that their sparkling wine could rival the world’s greatest. Awarded UK winery of the…

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Twin Farms

Home Away From Home

If like us, you are using this time to plan your next big trip then we cannot recommend enough that you add Twin Farms, Vermont to the very top of your wish list. A second home for travellers, Twin Farms Vermont is 300 acres of blissful seclusion – perfect for when things are back to…

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Chelsea Physic Garden

The oldest botanical garden in London and housing over 5,000 plants, the Chelsea Physic Garden was established in 1673 as a garden for growing medicinal plants and teaching. Since the very beginning the garden has been at the centre of ground-breaking research, furthering our understanding of both plants and herbal medicines and has made a…

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Zaborin Ryokan


Zaborin Ryokan: A retreat where the quality and serenity of Japanese tradition is celebrated in a modern way. Located in Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, known for its volcanoes, hot springs and ski restorts. Zaborin is a contemporary Japanese inn that captures the spirit of the ryokan experience. Zaborin is derived from the…

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Blackberry Mountain


Over 8 miles of protected ridgetop, 5,200 total acres, infinite views and serenely situated along the last of The Great Smoky Mountains; Blackberry Mountain is naturally remarkable. Set in the beautiful landscape of The Great Smoky Mountains, and rising above Miller’s Cove in Walland Tennessee, Blackberry Mountain is the perfect escape from the stresses of…

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Hampstead Garden Design

Based in Hampstead Garden Suburb in North London and set up by London Garden Designer Sarah Oxby, Hampstead Garden Design offer everything you might need when landscaping your garden; from layout and landscaping design to which plants to chose and installing them. Sarah’s passion for gardens lead her to study horticulture, garden design and graphics…

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Bibury Farm Barns


Following a lengthy restoration project Bibury Farm Barns now offers luxury self-catered stone barns, each with its own identity and design to combine both comfort and style in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds countryside. The farmstead is set on the edge of a working arable and livestock farm with each of the barns having…

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Five Inspiring Garden Designs

In & Around London

With a story dating back to 1859, The National Garden Scheme has a rich and interesting history. Following an idea of ‘district nursing’ from William Rathbone and Florence Nightingale, the Queen’s Nursing Institute was founded in 1887. After years of coordinating national standards for district nurses and establishing training homes, supervising centres and branches where…

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Q&A With Marian Boswall

Landscape Architects

Marian Boswall Landscape Architects is a leading award-winning landscape design practice with an outstanding reputation for creating beautiful gardens while also encouraging biodiversity and conserving habitats. Established in 2004 and based in Kent, Marian Boswall combines horticultural, visual design and project management expertise on projects now ranging from large trusts and estates open to the…

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The Lost Gardens Of Heligan


A genuine secret garden lost in time for decades, The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall are now more magnificent than ever. Owned and loved by the Tremayne family for over 400 years, the estate slowly fell into decline with the arrival of WW1 when the gardens workforce left to fight in the war. Decades…

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Q&A With Butter Wakefield

Butter Wakefield Garden Design

Butter Wakefield Garden Design offers a very personal and unique service and creates timeless and enchanting spaces both commercially and residentially in London and beyond. Having grown up on the east coast of America with a love of dogs, horses and all things outdoors Butter quickly realised how much she appreciated beautiful surroundings which ultimately…

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What to do in the garden


For the green fingered and beginner gardeners alike it can be hard to know what is best for your garden in the depths of an English winter. It may not seem like a priority but once the Christmas mayhem and the New Year celebrations are over, this really is the best time to get your…

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Kew Gardens

Light Trail

From November 2018 to January 2019, Kew Gardens will once again transform into a mesmerising illuminated trail of lights – one million of them in fact. After dark the landscape plays host to an explosion of newly commissioned artworks of light and sound that just keeps getting better each year. Visitors are invited to embark…

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Thyme, Cotswolds

A Unique Country Destination

What can only be described as an idyllic English country destination, Thyme is an enclosed collection of restored historic buildings that form a peaceful environment for visiting guests. The stunning Cotswold manor and farm buildings are filled with elegant drawing rooms, restaurants, bars, spa, cookery school, garden and Thyme is a haven that is begging…

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Bowood Gardens

Famous for its Grade one listed Georgian house and luscious gardens, Bowood is rich in history. The parkland is home to award winning walled gardens along with Capability Brown landscapes that are so mesmerising you feel the need to pinch yourself. Home to the Lansdowne family for over 250 years the house and 100 acres of beautiful parkland is…

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The Wolf

107cm Outdoor Gas Grill

Summer is officially here so it’s the perfect time for dining outside with friends and family because everything just tastes better al fresco… The Wolf outdoor gas grill is available in a traditional stand-alone style or built in and is the perfect addition to an outdoor kitchen. With a substantial amount of control and more precise cooking temperatures than a standard…

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Garden Design Inspiration

The Ivy Chelsea Garden is the perfect combination of sophistication and understated luxury and a really lovely spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the King’s Road in Chelsea. The stunning outdoor area at the Ivy Chelsea Garden was designed by the super talented award-winning landscapers and design specialists Cameron Landscapes and Gardens. Having…

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6 Stands to Visit

Pimlico Road Farmers Market

The Saturday morning buzz of a market is the perfect way to start a spring weekend and we love the Pimlico Farmers Market in particular. Since it was established in 2002, the local stalls sit under the watchful eye of the Mozart statue in Orange Square, Pimlico where the stallholders open every Saturday morning between 9am-1pm and…

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Walks around London

Bleak House is a London-based online lifestyle store selling beautifully made products for the home, for outdoor adventures and for dogs. They also have an online magazine with interior design advice and lifestyle tips as well as recommendations of places to visit and things to do both in London and away from home. Typical posts…

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Q&A with Stefano Marinaz

Landscape Architecture

From their London base, the Stefano Marinaz Landscape Architecture studio work alongside international architects and designers on projects ranging from small private gardens to larger landscapes, and historical restorations to installations for garden festivals. We caught up with Stefano to find out more about how he established the practice and what a day in the…

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5 of the best rooftop terraces in London

Few things in life beat the feeling of relaxing in the afternoon / early evening sunshine and for those working through the summer in London, nothing beats an aperitif at one of London’s best rooftop terraces – here are a few to add to your list… 1.   A V I A R Y  ,…

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Garden in Metairie, New Orleans


Founded in 1999, Sawyer Berson is an interdisciplinary firm based in New York City. Combining a strong sense of tradition with a very real curiosity for modern principles and the ability to future proof, Brian Sawyer and John Berson have created some of the world’s most sophisticated and inspiring architecture, landscape architecture and interiors. The…

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The Wild Garden, Long Island NY

by Miranda Brooks

For the ultimate wild garden inspiration look no further than the Miranda Brooks designed gardens at the Long Island home of US Vogue Editor, Anna Wintour. English-born Brooks has created a series of dreamy, romantic gardens and meadows that have the effortless charm of the very finest English gardens but with none of the formality…

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Garden Design Inspiration - Humphrey Munson Blog

Garden Design Inspiration

Using pinterest to keep track of inspiring design ideas is so helpful when you’re planning a new interior design, but we also love to use it for garden design. As we continue the renovations at our showroom in Felsted, Essex, we have included an outdoor area too which we are so looking forward to using…

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The Wild Rabbit - Kingham - Autumn - Humphrey Munson Blog

Autumn Walks & Sunday Lunch

Sundays are ruling the roost as the best day of the week at the moment, and it’s quite simple why that’s the case: the great British Sunday lunch. No one does Sunday lunch better than us Brits, and this is the time of year to really embrace this weekly ritual. With Autumn in full swing,…

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The Illumination at Houghton Hall, Norfolk

Houghton Hall is a grand Palladian country house originally built for Britain’s first prime minister, Robert Walpole. Houghton’s current owner, the Marquess of Cholmondeley, is a dedicated collector of James Turrell’s art and has commissioned a series of permanent installations on his estate. An exhibition devoted to James Turrell’s work has been a long-held ambition of Lord…

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Chelsea in Bloom

Held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London every year since 1913, (apart from gaps during the two World Wars), the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is still the most prestigious flower show in the world. It features the absolute cream of British gardening alongside some incredible international exhibitors. Interestingly, in 1927 there was…

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Petersham Nuseries - Springtime - Humphrey Munson Blog

Petersham Nurseries

This week it definitely feels like spring is in the air. Getting out into the garden at this time of year is such a pleasure after spending the winter indoors – hibernating almost. To celebrate the arrival of spring, I thought it would be timely to take you on a tour of one of my…

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