Get your garden ready for entertaining this summer

Published by Nick Lamb, filed under Lifestyle

Get your garden ready for entertaining this summer

Now, more than ever before, our gardens have become our havens. During lockdowns and restrictions, they’ve become valuable extra space, a change of scenery, and a space where hope can be rekindled as we watch plants bloom. Once a place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of life, our gardens have now become so much more. They are now our sanctuary, wellbeing zone and place to feel safe from the world.

Unsurprisingly, with travel restrictions and socialising curbs, more and more people are turning their attention to their gardens. Over the last year, we’ve been able to take enormous pleasure from watching clients use GN Landscape Design to completely transform their outdoor space into something incredibly special. And now their attention is turning to making it a space to entertain.

GN Landscape Design transforming gardens in 2021

With studios based in London, Hereford, and Vienna, GN Landscape Design was founded by Georgina Newall, who has over 30 years of experience in the industry. The team offers a bespoke and highly creative service, setting GN Landscape Design apart from the rest.

We chatted with Georgina about what clients are currently looking for. She told us: “More and more people are saying to me they want their gardens to be as beautiful and usable as the rest of their home and I think that’s so exciting.”

That concept has resonated with us, and we’re seeing more and more clients wanting to get their gardens transformed ready for a summer of new-found entertaining. Home and property management is just one of the Victoria James services, and it appears that we’re all hopeful that seeing friends and family can start again in earnest come the summer, but our gardens are likely to be the venues.

Your garden as an outdoor entertaining treasure

Georgina revealed: “A garden that is well designed boasts a beautiful colour scheme, vibrant planting, and a complementary material palette and is not short of relaxing and inviting pathways with cosy nooks for unwinding in.” She makes it sound blissful and easy, but we know that behind the design lies incredible knowledge, artistry and hard work.

We’ve seen Georgina and her team work in multiple locations around the globe. It’s a complex process with everything from soil analysis and topographical surveys to understanding your own unique garden hopes and dreams. We’ve been amazed at how she’s managed to inspire clients to truly visualise a concept using mood boards. It’s an extremely clever and successful approach.

When you’re using your garden as your space to entertain, you want it to feel splendid, luxurious and relaxing. You want pops of colour in all of the right places, matched with space to sit, under shade or out of the rain, and you want your guests to be left with a sense that they experienced something special. Entertaining at the occasional family barbeque is quite different from entertaining in your garden week in week out, over and over again, because there are few other options.

Be ready for a summer in your garden

Unlike the spring and summer of 2020, we’re ready and expecting to be spending more time in our gardens this summer. So now is the ideal time to get in touch and let the team at Victoria James Concierge help you get started with transforming your outdoor space for the entertaining months ahead.


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