Inspirational Locations – Episode 2

Show 2 – Tuesday 30th June

This week we turned to the classic American garden for inspiration for the Colquhoun’s garden build. White picket fences, sweeping lawns, neat beds with beautiful flowers – we wanted to recreate the quintessential American dream garden for this week’s show to reflect Sheila’s love of glamour, gardening and flowers. To help us achieve this we sought the help of several friends of the show in both the UK and the USA.

Inspirational-Garden-ep2-2015(1)Inspirational Garden

This week’s inspirational garden in Devon was created by Garden designer, Clare Matthews. Clare has desi gned a stylish outdoor space with an array of unique seating areas, such as this circular floating deck (right), to sit back in and enjoy. For more information about Clare’s work contact her at:

The Ritz London

During the show David created a stunning outdoor dining area for the Colquhouns – for inspiration David visited the luxurious and glamourous ‘The Ritz London’, which has both an outdoor dining terrace and a beautiful private dining garden. For more information please visit:

Inspirational-Garden-ep2-2015(2)USA Inspirational Gardens

  • If you want to create a classic American garden who better to ask than an American landscape architect who not only designs them but has created her own at her Bed and Breakfast in Cape Cod, Massachusetts (see right). Susan Sangiolo kindly made Alan a film showing how it’s done USA style! For more information please visit:

Thank you also to:

  • Asher Associates Architects based in New Jersey and Philadelphia, who provided us with superb style guidance for our classic American themed garden. The award winning firm’s design philosophy is to create graceful, beautiful homes and gardens that are ‘good neighbors’ in their own communities. For more information please visit:
  • Joyce K Williams, international award winning landscape designer based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, who furnished us with invaluable inspiration for our garden build. For more information and to look at her stunning designs please visit
  • During the show the team also visited the beautiful and historic Hestercombe Gardens. Hestercombe House and gardens are open the public and its 50 acres hold three centuries of garden inspiration including the stunning Edwardian garden design by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll – for more information visit:


Frances project on Show 2 was to create Sheila a beautiful bespoke potting shed. For inspiration Frances visited a number of stunning ‘she sheds’! These womanly domains were lovingly created by their female owners and two which are function as businesses…

For more information about Abigail Walker’s luxurious, funky boutique cabins, which are available for hire for parties, weddings and festivals please visit her website:

And to find out more about Emma Mitchell’s beautiful hand crafted jewellery, which she designs and makes in her stunning she shed at the end of her garden, please visit

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