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Ep 5 How to Design a Garden - The Fifth Room

15th May 2021

If you find the blank canvas of a new home garden daunting or you want to know how to spruce up your outdoor space in time for summer, the latest episode of The New Homes Podcast has you covered.

New home gardens come with challenges and opportunities in equal measure and given how much you may have thought about styling your home, you could be forgiven for running out of ideas when it comes to the garden. 

With lifestyles changing and people wanting to spend more time outside, the garden is quickly becoming the 5th room of the home and a space to live in, not just to look out on. 

To help you navigate the difference between annuals and perennials and understanding what you can have a go at yourselves vs what you should leave to the professionals, we rounded up the best in the business to lend their insight.

Meet the experts

Alexandra Campbell is a garden journalist and founder of the increasingly popular ‘middle sized garden blog and YouTube channel. Her story will be familiar to many - for years she didn't have a garden until finally moved into a home which gave her the space to start getting her hands dirty.

Garden designer and landscaper Ben, has been in the industry for over 15 years, running his own business Walker Landscape & Design for the last 8. Specialising in hard landscaping, he’s led countless garden transformations, many of which have been in gardens of new homes.

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The latest episode, packed full of insight and tips from Alexandra and Ben is now available to stream from wherever you get your podcasts. Listen to it on Spotify or Apple or save it to watch later on YouTube. If you can’t wait, you can watch it above. Wherever you listen, make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss future episodes.

We love bringing you podcasts and articles full of relevant tips and tricks so if you’ve got an idea you’d like us to cover, let us know on social.

Your chance to WIN

If you follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter you may have seen the garden related competition we’ve been running which is still open to entries until May 21st! To be in with a chance of winning the amazing prize of a £250 Dobbies Garden Centre voucher, all you need to do is share your garden glow-up with us on social. 

Check out some of our favourite entries so far from @thecusworth, @our.kent.home and @redrowbuckingham below.

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Meet the guests
Alexandra Campbell - Garden Expert
Alexandra Campbell
Garden Expert
Ben Walker - Walker Landscape & Design
Ben Walker
Walker Landscape & Design

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