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Gorgeous Great Dixter

Posted on 9th October 2012

What a GORGEOUS weekend we just had!  And it’s not often I use the ‘G’ word.  As an impressionable teenager, a well meaning Granddad Childs once suggested to me, “probably best to steer clear of that adjective son.” Of course I pressed him on the matter and he reasoned that it was possibly a bit flamboyant [...]

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Savour the last slurps of summer

Posted on 17th September 2012

‘What summer?’ is probably a fair question to hurl back at me.  I know… I make it sound like the UK summer of 2012 has been a large full glass of fruity Merlot, rich and full-bodied. It has in fact (with rainfall statistics supporting it) been a wet one.  The hosepipe ban enforced in the [...]

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Olympic Park Matthew Childs Design

Olympic landscape

Posted on 11th August 2012

I’ve never been so interested in sport as I have over the past few weeks. Swept along with Olympic mania I have been immersed in the sport, ceremony and patriotism.  I have always taken the view that hosting the Olympics in London was an amazing opportunity for the country and frankly ignored pessimists who protested [...]

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Matthew Childs Design RHS Gold Medal

Gold at the end of the tunnel

Posted on 20th July 2012

  It has to have been the most amazing experience of my garden designing work life so far; building a conceptual garden at the 2012 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.  It has been worth every penny spent and every minute of brain power and grafting.

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Countdown to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower show

Posted on 25th June 2012

Only one week left to go to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower show and finally my conceptual garden, ‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ will be real living garden. Below is a short animation of the vision for the garden:

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