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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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.