Links

Have a look at Arne's journal for links to what's inspiring him right now, or click below to see some of our favourite growers, sellers and Inspiration.

Growers

www.rvroger.co.uk
A family run nursery with a huge stock of fruit trees, roses and bulbs - and generous quantities of seeds, that come in lovely brown paper packets.

www.branchnurseries.co.uk
Run by Chris Pike - a wonderful, knowledgable gardener.  He sells unusual trained fruit  as well as good hedging, ornamental and productive trees and shrubs.

www.specialplants.net                                                   Derry Watkins travels far and wide to find the unusual specimens that she grows and sells in her nursery just outside Bath. You can buy plants and seeds, and visit her garden where you can see just how well the plants perform.

www.realseeds.co.uk                                                    These are the seeds I use at Allt-y-bela. They have a really interesting selection for the kitchen garden and the varieties are chosen for their flavour and ability to perform in our climate (they are based in West Wales.) The website is packed with information on how best to sow, grow and even collect seed and breed your own varieties!

www.rosecottageplants.co.uk                                       Choosing Dahlias from this website is like choosing paint from the art shop - a marvellous collection all ordered by colour. 


 


 
 

Sellers

www.baileyshomeandgarden.com
A surprising mix of vintage and new from a variety of sources - all share the qualities integral to their repair, reuse, rethink philosophy.

www.artshopandgallery.co.uk
A gem of a place - on the main high street in Abergavenny. Selling an inspiring range of artists materials and showing fascinating collections of art and craft.

www.petershamurseries.com
A delightful nursery to visit with a great cafe and a shop full of carefully chosen products.

www.mariannakennedy.com
Beautiful resin lamps and candlesticks, tables and mirrors. Marianna runs an inspiring workshop from the heart of Spitalfields.

www.francescaspaint.com
Hand mixed traditional limewash paints for exterior and interior use. We have used these fabulous paints througout Allt-y-bela and can highly recommend the bespoke service Francesca offers. A wide range of paint types is now available and her eye for colour matching is incredible.

www.marders.com
Through my work in East Hampton on Long Island, USA, I have come to love the nursery, shop, gallery and the team at Marders. They offer a fantastic selection of plants to both the trade and general public. The nursery is laid out beautifully giving visitors inspiration as well as landscaping solutions.

www.thenewcraftsmen.com
Founded in 2012, The New Craftsmen is a network of makers who collaborate to showcase the finest materials, skills and craft products of the British Isles. A regular exhibition of work is on show at The Garage in Mayfair. 

 
 

Inspiration

www.rousham.org
An extraordinarily powerful 18th century garden designed by William Kent. I return here time and again and never fail to draw fresh inspiration.

www.cranborne.co.uk
As a boy I visited this garden almost weekly. It was a fantastic opportunity to absorb the exquisite taste of my favourite gardener, Lady Salisbury, who later moved on to Hatfield House. It's still a magical place.

www.gardensillustrated.com
Full of inspiring articles on gardens, profiles on plants and details of makers, materials and what's going on in the garden world.

www.haddonhall.co.uk
It's been a real privilege to work on the garden of Haddon Hall, in Derbyshire. You can see pictures of the progress of the garden in the journal, and better still, the main hall and gardens are open to the public, and well worth a visit. 

www.cottesbrooke.co.uk
My work at Cottesbrooke Hall is ongoing and the project seems to get more exciting the longer I spend on it. We started on the perennial borders along Statue Walk and Lime Walk and have now moved into the Pool Garden. You can read about developments in the journal

www.craighamiltonarchitects.com
An architectural practice based in Wales and London, who bring great sensitivity and elegance to their buildings, new and old.

www.thepottingshedholidaylet.com
A beautiful garden makes this small B&B a perfect getaway for two. I visited last September and can highly recommend it.