Garden Design & Maintenance
- A really good source of manure!
Meadowfield Nurseries, Ringmer, Sussex BN8 5AG, is our favourite source of good manure, and they will deliver! Contact: 01273 813708
- Ben Varey – tree surgeon
Ben is a trained tree surgeon. He’s worked at The Garden House and for many of our friends. He’s professional, safety-conscious, reliable and competitively priced! Contact Ben on 01273 221928
- Deborah Kalinke Design
Deborah, one of The Garden House founders, runs a specialist garden design company specialising in roof terraces, courtyard and front gardens. Contact Deborah at The Garden House, Brighton.
- Grove Gardens
Grove Gardens are specialist landscape gardeners, garden maintenance contractors based in Brighton, Sussex. Cemlyn Rogers and team are renown for their extensive experience of creating many gardens and outdoor spaces for domestic and commercial clients.
- Lilybud, Gardens by Design
Designer and horticulturalist Lisa Attwell aims to create beautiful yet practical outdoor spaces where every design element works hard to give maximum value in Brighton’s small town gardens.
- Brighton & Hove Organic Gardening Group
BHOGG! – a group for gardeners in Brighton and Hove who want to practise, promote and learn more about organic gardening.
- Brighton Permaculture Trust
Brighton Permaculture Trust promotes greener lifestyles and sustainable development through design. We run courses and events and apply permaculture principles to our projects.
- Harvest Brighton & Hove
Harvest B & H is all about growing your own and eating local food. Harvest has brought together different organisations interested in food who will help you learn to grow your own, make use of surplus produce and eat more tasty local food.
- The Hardy Plant Society
The HPS exists to inform and encourage the novice gardener, stimulate and enlighten the more knowledgeable, and entertain and enthuse all gardeners bonded by a love for, and an interest in, hardy perennial plants.
Inspirational Gardens to Visit
- Sussex Prairies Garden
The garden features many unusual varieties of herbaceous perennials planted in a free-flowing naturalistic style. Despite this being a relatively new garden, its maturity and connection with the wider landscape is just sublime.
- Annie McMullan
Working in glass for fifteen years, inspired by the interaction with light to create colours, shades and refractions, Annie started by working in stained glass then glass jewellery using dichroic glass, later experimenting with large sculptural pieces.
- Jo Sweeting – sculptor
Sculptor and letter carver Jo Sweeting works mainly in sandstone, limestone and Portland stone; she is interested in the figure, natural forms and the process of growth, movement and decay, whether in human or plant form.
- Steve Betteridge – decorative ironwork
Steve recently designed and made us a wonderful gate for The Garden House. His work is creative and exciting, so do contact him if you need any creative ironwork in and around your garden!
- Sue Wood Arts
Sue is a visual artist using her sketchbook and camera as her essential travel companions to create a rich and vibrant visual record.
Sue’s favourite gardens are Great Dixter, with its exciting plant combinations and tinge of anarchy and The Garden House
- Marchants Hardy Plants
Unique small nursery specialising in herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses, propagated on site. Opened in 1998 by plantsman Graham Gough, the nursery and garden are definitely inspirational.
- Peter Beales Roses
Peter Beales is one of the country’s leading rose growers, and one of The Garden House’s favourite nurseries. Holders of the National Collection of Rosa species.
- Pure Plants
Pure Plants is a traditional nursery growing the vast majority of its own plants using both traditional methods and modern techniques. They stock many popular and well known plants, but also offer many highly unusual and lesser-known ones.
- Rapkyns Nursery
Located in an idyllic spot near Heathfield, E. Sussex, Rapkyns is essentially a cottage garden nursery where owner and plant enthusiast Steven Moore offers many unusual and sought after varieties of hardy perennials, shrubs and climbers.
- Alex Stryckzo
Having trained in Fine Art, Alex has more recently found himself drawn to photography, combining this with his passion for flora and fauna. Many of Alex’s photos are featured on The Garden House website.
- Green Minded
Green Minded will help for your business or organisation tackle climate change, be more energy efficient, save water, reduce waste, choose ethical products, and make real changes to meet the challenges of the future.