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18 Fresh Gardenproud Ideas for 2018

Friday, December 15th, 2017

From planting ideas, to complete garden transformations, Gardenproud can help you realise your dream.

A beautifully crafted oak pergola

A planting scheme for your summer bulbs

A new composite decking platform

A rear terrace revamp

A contemporary pond

A kitchen garden water supply

A lakeside lounge area

A knot garden

A trellis feature

A new lawn surface

A stunning quiet area surrounded by calm water

Lighting effects that will enlighten you

Cedar clad garden buildings

Entertainment areas to impress the neighbours

A new water feature

A courtyard garden

A chill out spot

Or just a nice new planting scheme.

Whatever your plans for the garden, let us help inspire you in 2018.

Established 10 years ago we help design, build and maintain many gardens throughout Kent and East Sussex.

For further information and a free consultation contact Tim Sykes on 07725 173820, or email us at

Also see our Show Garden at Corker’s, Paddock Wood.

Gardenproud Show Garden opens at Corker’s

Friday, April 14th, 2017

“Contemplation” – A Quiet Space

a garden design by George Sykes of Gardenproud

Fighting our way through our busy lives it’s all too easy

to forget that it’s good to stop, enjoy some down time,

and clear our minds.

“Contemplation” has been designed by George Sykes (23) of

Gardenproud to provide that peaceful spot where we

can relax and reflect.

The Garden features a shallow pond leading to a

sanctuary,  sheltered by two English Oak arches where

you can seek refuge on a comfortable bespoke oak bench.

The stepping stones leading to and surface of the sanctuary

use Italian porcelain pavers.

Your eye is immediately drawn to the iron sculpture,

created by local artist Michael Hart, who designed this piece

specifically for the garden. The sculpture includes a series of vertical panels that have been forged by Michael to create a rippling pattern, echoing the

gentle calm of the shallow ponds surface.

Finally the planting both in the pond and around the garden has been provided by “How Green Nursery” and is designed to reflect the theme, enclose the sanctuary and reinforce the sense of calm. The theme is “white”

inspired Sissinghurst’s famous White Garden.

Plant List:

Pond –

Nymphaea Candida (Dwarf White Water Lily) – White cup shaped flowers with yellow stamens

Beds –

- Pittosporum tenuifolium – ‘Pompom’ – evergreen balls, c 450mm

- Stipa Lessingiana – Feather grass, a hardy perennial, c 750mm

- Allium Mount Everest – A beautiful cream, statuesque allium, May/June flowering

- Agapanthus Africanus Albus- White , July to September Flowering

- Zantedeschia Aethiopica – distinctive white flowers March – June

- Dryopteris Wallichiana – an outstandingly hardy fern, with upright stems covered in brown-black bristly hairs.

- Cornus Alba Elegantissima – Dogwood, flowering May/June, green variegated with white leaf

- Penstemon Pensham – Artic Fox, summer to autumn flowering

- Salvia Nemorosa – Lyrical- White flowering, early summer flowering perennial

- Spiraea Arguta – “Bridal Wreath” – Spring flowering shrub

- Aquilegia Vulgaris -”White Barlow” – c 900mm, spring/summer flowering

- Leucojum Gravetye  – “White snow drops” – spring flowering

- Astelia Chathamica – Silver Spear – Silver green long leaves reminiscent of phormiums, flowering late Spring

- Freesia- Wonderfully fragrant creamy white flowers in Spring

To view the garden in all its glory you can call into Corker’s new show gardens, in Whetstead Road, Paddock Wood.

For further information and help with your garden design

please contact Tim Sykes at Gardenproud on 07725 173820,

or email him at

Whether you are seeking a contemporary, or traditional solution we are here to help you. Gardenproud have been established since 2007, and have designed and built many gardens in the Tunbridge Wells area.

We also have a garden maintenance division which has looked

after many properties locally.

We are based in nearby Matfield, Kent.