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English Inspiration

English Inspiration

Exclusive Magazines

Publication date: July 2016


Arne's book The Gardens of Arne Maynard is reviewed in the July issue of Exclusive London.

Words: Jessica Jonzen

Photographs: William Collinson

Live life in full bloom

Live life in full bloom

Elle Decoration

Publication date: June 2016


Arne's range of garden courses are featured in this month's issue of Elle Decoration, along with a mention of his new book The Gardens of Arne Maynard.

Words: Charlotte Brook

In the moment

In the moment

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: May 2016


The third in a four-part series about Allt-y-bela. Arne discusses how he creates a crescendo of interesting plants for the garden in summer.

Words: Arne Maynard

Photographs: Jason Ingram

Talking Point: Crafting the garden

Talking Point: Crafting the garden

Garden Design Journal (UK)

Publication date: March 2016


What makes a garden special, says Arne Maynard, is getting the detail right - thinking about vernacular styles and using the knowledge of skilled workers. 

 

Words: Arne Maynard

Portrait photograph: Britt Willoughby Dyer

Spring emergence

Spring emergence

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: March 2016


The second in a four-part series about Allt-y-bela. The garden is waking from its winter slumber in an eruption of colourful wisteria, hyacinths and tulips.

Words: Arne Maynard

Photographs: Jason Ingram

Magical Gardens by Arne Maynard: a book reveiw

Magical Gardens by Arne Maynard: a book reveiw

Architectural Digest

Publication date: November 2015


Lindsey Taylor, a New York based garden designer, stylist and writer, reviews Arne's new book The Gardens of Arne Maynard.

She says, "The ability to read landscape, house, and environ before endeavoring to create a garden is a Maynard speciality that comes through brilliantly in this exciting new book."

Words: Lindsey Taylor

Photographs: William Collinson (from the book)

The Gardens of Arne Maynard: book review

The Gardens of Arne Maynard: book review

Garden Design Journal (UK)

Publication date: October 2015


Kate Jury, a garden designer, reviews Arne's new book, The Gardens of Arne Maynard, assigning it as essential reading for all designers and horticulturists.

Words: Kate Jury

Photographs: William Collinson

A designer's year

A designer's year

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: September 2015


In the first of a four-part series, designer Arne Maynard shares insights into his own garden in Monmouthshire, explaining how the changing seasons shape his gardening year, beginning, as winter approaches, with the importance of structure.

Words: Arne Maynard

Photographs: Jason Ingram

The Gardens of Arne Maynard: book review

The Gardens of Arne Maynard: book review

Country Life

Publication date: September 2015


Kathryn Bradley-Hole reviews Arne's new book The Gardens of Arne Maynard.


Words: Kathryn Bradley-Hole

Cover image: William Collinson

The Gardens of Arne Maynard: book review

The Gardens of Arne Maynard: book review

The English Garden

Publication date: September 2015


Susie White reviews Arne's new book, The Gardens of Arne Maynard.

Words: Susie White

Cover image: William Collinson

The Gardens of Arne Maynard: book review

The Gardens of Arne Maynard: book review

House and Garden

Publication date: September 2015


Clare Foster reviews Arne's new book, The Gardens of Arne Maynard.

Words: Clare Foster

Cover image: William Collinson

To the Manor Borne

To the Manor Borne

House and Garden

Publication date: June 2015


Haddon Hall's history is reflected in its gardens, redesigned by Arne Maynard who has introduced elements that evoke its past - from Elizabethan order to the faded elegance of the Twenties.

Words: Clare Foster

Photographs: William Collinson

Positively Medieval

Positively Medieval

The World of Interiors

Publication date: May 2015


Ros Byam Shaw visits Arne at home to find out more about his and William's medieval house in Monmouthshire.

Words: Ros Byam Shaw

Photos: Jan Baldwin

Coming up roses

Coming up roses

The Guardian

Publication date: October 2014


'The rose garden at Haddon Hall was in need of extreme editing. So out went the stiff hybrid teas and in came delicate roses and perennials.'

Words: Lia Leendertz

Photographs: Gavin Kingcome

Old masters

Old masters

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: September 2014


Arne shares his love of 'breeder' tulips with readers of Gardens Illustrated in the October 2014 issue.

You can also read Arne's journal on tulips and Dutch Masters here and we have an exciting new floral workshop at Allt-y-bela in April 2015 based on recreating old Dutch Master still life arrangements.

Words: Arne Maynard

Photographs: Andrew Montgomery

Horticultural Who's Who

Horticultural Who's Who

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: September 2014


Arne is featured in the October 2014 issue of Gardens Illustrated magazine on the Horticultural Who's Who pages.

Words: Camilla Swift

Portrait: Charlie Hopkinson

Creating romance with roses

Creating romance with roses

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: May 2014


Arne is adept at using roses in mixed borders, along walls and even romping through long grass. Here he explains how to choose and use them for best effect.

Words: Arne Maynard

Photos: Jason Ingram & Britt Willoughby Dyer

A Walled Garden is Reborn

A Walled Garden is Reborn

Country Life

Publication date: May 2014


The freshness and beauty of summer's first flowers are captured within the old walls of an unusual estate garden that's been recently remodelled. Tim Longville visits Holme Hale Hall in Thetford, Norfolk.

Words: Tim Longville

Photographs: Val Corbett

Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Guide

Financial Times

Publication date: November 2013


Hannah Bishop and Natalie Whittle have compiled a Christmas gift guide for The Financial Times Magazine featuring Arne's apple collecting sedan, currently being shown at and available via The New Craftsmen.

The Medieval Modernist

The Medieval Modernist

Vogue (USA)

Publication date: October 2013


British garden designer Arne Maynard is possessed of a unique talent: restoring centuries-old national treasures with of-the-moment ideas and techniques. Patrick Kinmonth reports.

Portraits: Ralph Mecke

Fashion Editor: Kathryn Neale

Gardens photography: Allan Pollok-Morris

Sittings editor: Miranda Brooks

Forthcoming attractions

Forthcoming attractions

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: September 2013


Start planning your spring bulbs now and you can look forward to months of changing bold and bright colour.

Words: Arne Maynard

Photos: Britt Willoughby Dyer

Formality rules the roost

Formality rules the roost

Country Life

Publication date: September 2013


Tim Longville is impressed by the formal five-acre garden made to complement a recently built house in Anglo-Dutch style. (Hillborough House in Norfolk)

Photographs by Val Corbett

Riparian revival

Riparian revival

House and Garden

Publication date: July 2013


After clearing the overgrown site to reveal the views, Arne Maynard designed this Oxfordshire garden to complement the eighteenth-century building, with a balance of formal planting near the house and more natural areas at the boundaries.

Words Clare Foster

Photographs Allan Pollok-Morris

Lush Life: A fairy tale retreat in Wales

Lush Life: A fairy tale retreat in Wales

T Magazine (NY Times)

Publication date: May 2013


Arne Maynard's rustic-chic house and tapestried grounds in the Welsh countryside double as guesthouse and plein-air classroom for blossoming horticulturists.

Words: Lindsey Taylor

Images: Tom Mannion

For the full article, visit T Magazine online here.

A welcome in the hillsides

A welcome in the hillsides

The Telegraph Magazine

Publication date: May 2013


"After 10 years of formality in Lincolnshire, the award-winning garden designer Arne Maynard sought a less buttoned-up project. Stephen Lacey admires his relaxed approach in Monmouthshire."

For the full article visit The Telegraph online here.

Simplicity Rules

Simplicity Rules

Garden Design magazine (USA)

Publication date: January 2013


Caroline Donald met Arne at Allt-y-bela last year to discuss the house, its emerging garden and Arne's design choices for both. Photos by Tom Mannion.

Christmas at Allt-y-bela

Christmas at Allt-y-bela

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: December 2012


Come wind, rain or snow, Christmas is the time to enjoy the season and view the garden from a different perspective. Arne reflects on Christmas at Allt-y-bela, his home in Monmouthshire, in this, the final Design Ideas feature for Gardens lllustrated magazine.

Sculpture

Sculpture

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: November 2012


Garden sculptures come in many moods and forms, adding a human fingerprint to the art of nature. Arne considers the use of sculpture in a garden.

Time to get tidy

Time to get tidy

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: October 2012


Arne Maynard Garden Design oak edging and corner posts are featured in this month's Gardens Illustrated magazine. The lovely team from the shopping page shot the feature on location at Allt-y-bela in September and managed to find a beautiful sunny day. Thanks to all involved - and visit the products page to find out more about our full range.

Paths and terraces

Paths and terraces

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: October 2012


Good looks and practicality should go hand in hand when it comes to the design of these all-important elements. Arne explores just a few of the ways to tackle the design of paths and terraces within a garden. 

Self-seeding plants

Self-seeding plants

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: September 2012


Successful combinations are often happy accidents, so grow a selection of plants that like to scatter themselves about.

Interview with Arne Maynard

Interview with Arne Maynard

Welsh Menu

Publication date: August 2012


Acclaimed garden designer Arne Maynard moved to the Usk Valley five years ago and has transformed his five acres into a rural haven. Here Laura Rowe talks to Arne about the good lifeā€¦

http://www.thewelshmenu.com/features/arne-maynard/

Earthworks

Earthworks

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: August 2012


These simple forms carved out of the land bring an air of mystery and enchantment to gardens.

Chelsea Flower Show review July 2012

Chelsea Flower Show review July 2012

Gardenia (Italy)

Publication date: July 2012


Italian writer Margherita Lombardi visited the Laurent-Perrier Bicentenary Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May 2012. She had previously visited Crocus to meet Arne and the Laurent-Perrier team in the lead up to the show.

Here she reviews some of her favourite show gardens.

 

Cutting gardens

Cutting gardens

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: July 2012


Plant fragrant sweet peas, some favourite cottage gaden annuals and a medley of dahlias and you'll have plenty of flowers for vases and bouquets.

Roses

Roses

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: June 2012


With such a wide range of beautiful roses available, there are many different ways of featuring them in your garden.

How green in his valley

How green in his valley

The Sunday Times

Publication date: May 2012


As the build-up to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 gets underway, Caroline Donald interviews Arne at home about his emerging garden at Allt-y-bela and the Laurent-Perrier Bicentenary Garden he has designed for this year's show.

The article can be read in full, along with a video interview with Arne at home in Wales, on the Sunday Times website here (subscription necessary).

Cherry-picking at Chelsea

Cherry-picking at Chelsea

House and Garden

Publication date: May 2012


Clare Foster gives a practical, Insider's Guide to the most famous horticultural show in the world and suggests some highlights to look out for, whether you plan to attend, or watch from the comfort of your armchair.

For the full article, House & Garden June 2012 is available now on news stands.

Chelsea Flower Show preview May 2012

Chelsea Flower Show preview May 2012

Gardenia (Italy)

Publication date: May 2012


Italian writer Margherita Lombardi joined Arne, the Laurent-Perrier team and Crocus director Mark Fane on a visit to the Crocus nursery as they prepared the Champagne Laurent-Perrier Bicentenary Garden for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012.

Here she writes about her visit and the preparation of the Gold Medal winning show garden.

Words: Margherita Lombardi

Photographs: Clive Nichols

Knot gardens and parterres

Knot gardens and parterres

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: May 2012


Wonderful for adding pattern and structure, these devices can be interpreted for gardens of all sizes.

Inspired by Arne Maynard

Inspired by Arne Maynard

Bridge for Design

Publication date: April 2012


Arne Maynard talks to Julia Burdet about his design philosophy, some of his projects and creating a show garden for Champagne Laurent-Perrier for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012.

Water

Water

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: April 2012


Gardens owe their whole existence to water. Without it we couldn't garden, so what better natural element to include?

Kitchen gardens

Kitchen gardens

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: March 2012


You don't need acres to create a productive kitchen garden: the secret of success lies in the way you organise your space.

Meadows by design

Meadows by design

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: February 2012


Areas of long grass filled with flowers not only look lovely but help define the structure and atmosphere of your garden.

Greenhouses and potting sheds

Greenhouses and potting sheds

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: December 2011


A sheltered place is vital for garden tasks such as potting and propagating - and has its own charm, especially in winter.

Nutteries

Nutteries

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: November 2011


The idea of growing nut trees sounds grand, but the simple combination of hazels under-planted with spring bulbs and flowers can be beautiful and productive even in small spaces.

In it for the lawn term

In it for the lawn term

Financial Times

Publication date: October 2011


Tim Richardson talks to Arne Maynard, James Alexander Sinclair and Dan Pearson about the importance of maintaining strong client relationships. Dowload the article or view it here.

Tulips

Tulips

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: October 2011


As the traditional bulb-planting season arrives, what's the secret to creating spectacular spring displays of tulips?

Late summer borders

Late summer borders

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: September 2011


How to make a grande finale to the season with a celebratory display of rich and earthy colours. 

Garden furniture

Garden furniture

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: August 2011


Country garden or city courtyard: when you are choosing seating and tables for the garden, consider the context and know your style.

Cottage garden style

Cottage garden style

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: July 2011


Cottage gardens are about practicality, good husbandry and pride in your growing skills. They're also a wonderful opportunity for riotous and colourful planting.

Topiary

Topiary

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: June 2011


One of the simplest and most effective tools for adding structure and instant drama to a garden, topiary can be placed in pairs, groups or as a splendid single centrepiece, according to space and style.

Herbaceous borders

Herbaceous borders

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: May 2011


The art of making beautiful borders is to think of yourself as painting with plants, using big, broad brush strokes.

Level changes

Level changes

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: April 2011


From the steepest of slopes to the gentlest of inclines, level changes of all kinds add character to the garden and can be used for effects both subtle and dramatic.

Orchards and trained fruit

Orchards and trained fruit

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: March 2011


Whether your plot is large or small, fruit trees can add another dimension to your garden, bearing blossom in spring and the sweetest of crops at harvest time.

Pleaching Trees and making allees

Pleaching Trees and making allees

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: February 2011


Chosen and used in the right way, pleached and pollarded trees provide a stylish and space-saving solution for marking pathways, screening views and even supplying you with fruit.

Hedges and how to use them

Hedges and how to use them

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: December 2010


They can be one of the most versatile design tools in your garden. So what are the best ways to make the most of hedges?

Entrances and Driveways

Entrances and Driveways

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: November 2010


When someone visits your garden, their first impression starts right at the entrance. Whatever the size of your home or garden, your choice of driveway, path or gate can help you build up an atmosphere and create a taster of what's to come.

The Perfect Garden

The Perfect Garden

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: October 2010


The classic landscape at Rousham is full of brilliant design ideas to inspire you, no matter what size your garden, says Arne Maynard in the first of his new series on garden design.

Heaven Scent

Heaven Scent

Herefordshire Life

Publication date: August 2009


Everything smells, looks and tasted lovely in Arne Maynard's summer garden.

Shear Genius

Shear Genius

Herefordshire Life

Publication date: May 2009


Award-winning international garden designer Arne Maynard has loved topiary since childhood. Now he uses it in many of his commissions and at his own home where 30 clipped trees grace his gardens.

Bejewelling the Garden

Bejewelling the Garden

Herefordshire Life

Publication date: March 2009


A series of columns by Arne Maynard, in this he is planning a wildflower meadow as well as a flowering mead.

Creating a Sense of Place

Creating a Sense of Place

Herefordshire Life

Publication date: January 2009


The first in a series of columns by Arne Maynard.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

House and Garden

Publication date: March 2008


Jonny Beardsall meets garden designer Arne Maynard and his partner William Collinson at their Grade II listed house in Monmouthshire.

Perfect Pitch

Perfect Pitch

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: June 2007


When Arne Maynard was invited to 'do something with the lawn' at this garden in Norfolk, he found a huge walled garden - then occupied by a football pitch and tennis courts - crying out for a new lease of life.

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

The Sunday Times

Publication date: March 2005


When Arne Maynard discovered a faded Fenland pile, he was seduced by its neglected grounds.

Garden Directions

Garden Directions

House and Garden

Publication date: March 2003


In the second of a series assessing current trends in garden design, Tania Compton looks at the work of Arne Maynard.

Garden Guild

Garden Guild

House and Garden

Publication date: May 2001


The redesign of her London garden gave Tricia Guild the chance to create an outdoor environment every bit as distinctively modern as the interior it partners.

Best in Show

Best in Show

Gardens Illustrated

Publication date: September 2000


Rosie Atkins reflects on the hectic build up to Chelsea 2000 and the euphoria when the garden designed by Arne Maynard and Piet Oudolf won the coveted Best in Show and a gold medal.