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South Devon Garden Design Coastal Gardens for the Yealm, Dartmouth and Salcombe

South Hams - the Challenges of Devon Coastal Garden Design

I am incredibly fortunate to live and enjoy working in the South Hams, Devon, but in terms of garden design for this area, it would be fair to say it has its challenges!

Sam Westcott Garden Design - Sail Shade Top Pick for Devon Coastal Gardens

Shade Sails - A Great New Range - Perfect for the Devon Sun !

I have just spent a fabulous couple of days at the trade Landscape Show in London and thought I would up date my web with a few new innovative and high quality landscape products.

GARDEN SHADE SAILS – Kemp Sails have brought out a range of fantastic garden sails.  I was particularly impressed by the 3 types of fabric they offer and I really like the textured weave of their Sunsure® range.

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Plant Sourcing from South Devon to Italy

Plant sourcing can be great fun for the client too!  We are delighted arrange for our clients to accompany us on plant sourcing trips and we use a variety of local nurseries around Devon and Cornwall. There is something really therapeutic about seeing a tree, especially a field grown tree in the ground and selecting it to be lifted as a bare root specimen for the client’s garden.  The client will receive the tree over the winter period from Nov to Feb, and sometimes into Mar.

The after photo was taken during this garden's first spring.

Brown to Bright -Recent Project

Any major project when executed efficiently, will at some stage involve a  whole lot of mud!  At the start there is the green, the clearance.  This is where we/contractors get our hands dirty and actually start to rid the space of the existing.

Fire Baskets

At the Malvern and Chelsea RHS shows this year - there were some absolutely fantastic fire baskets.  I think they can add so much presence when dining/sitting with a glass of wine outsde, especially as we have just had Midsummer's Day and lets face it - temperatures are only going to drop !

I purchased my Joff Hopper Fire Basket a few years ago and I love it - check them out at


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