Pyracantha with a snow halo

Winter Garden – A Feast For The Senses

When Jack Frost is decorating your windows it can be tempting to stay inside and not venture into your winter garden. However well designed and carefully planted gardens are a sensory feast in winter time. Hopefully these examples will entice you (and some wildlife) into your garden during the winter months. Sense of Sight In winter, structures…Read More

A real Christmas tree

Christmas Trees Vialii Style

  Real Christmas trees are available form a range of suppliers now.  At Vialii Towers we much prefer them to artificial ones. Some people may argue that an artificial tree is better for the environment as you can use it for many years, but there is still a huge impact on…Read More

Bofa Times Winter 2014

Bridge of Allan Times

An article on the official opening of Provost’s Park which Vialii designed and which was opened by our very own Lulu.  

Beautiful garden parasol

Christmas Gifts For Gardeners 2014

Do you have a gardener in your life that’s fed up with the same old wellies and garden hose? Perhaps you wish to leave some subtle hints for gardening accessories you would be proud to have on show in your own garden. Then look no further as we unveil the 2014…Read More

Stirling News

The official opening of Vialii’s Provost Park in Bridge of Allan by our very own Lulu Burt.

Provost's Park, Bridge of Allan

Provost’s Park Blossoms

For almost four years, we at Vialii Garden Design have been working closely with Bridge of Allan Community Council to transform Provost’s Park in the heart of Bridge of Allan. The build of the new garden is now complete with the official opening on Sunday 28th September 2014… Being based…Read More

The globe is still a central feature of the garden

Vive La Evolution!

Gardens evolve. It’s just what they do. Plants grow. New plants are added. Circumstances change. Paint colours are updated. New focal points are added. It’s part of the beauty of gardening, watching and helping them evolve over the months and years. Our own garden has changed a lot over the…Read More

Scotland for Gardeners

Book Review: Scotland for Gardeners (2014 Edition)

A preview copy of the newly updated Kenneth Cox book Scotland for Gardeners landed on the door step of Vialii Towers this weekend and, as usual, we didn’t delay in checking it out and putting it to good use…   We already have a very well thumbed copy of the original version…Read More

The upcycled bird cage is a great place to display alpines

Upcycled Garden Ideas

Regular readers are well aware that we love a bit of upcycling and are always turning unused items into wonderful new features in our garden. So far we have told you about our garden shed, pallet planters and a pallet sand pit and gate which grace our back garden. Here are some of our latest…Read More

Our garden designs are drawn up in CAD then hand coloured

When Is A Good Time To Think About A Garden Design?

We often have clients asking when is a good time to think about a garden design. And while the answer to that is pretty much anytime there are some perfect times of the year to get the ball rolling… Many clients apologise for contacting us in the heart of Winter…Read More

This sculpture alone makes us want to visit Minneapolis Sculpture Park!

Garden Visits – The Vialii Wish List

Despite all we do to make sure our gardens have year round interest, there are times on those bleak winter days when your mind wanders to those glorious days visiting gardens you love. We also love letting our mind wander to some of the gardens we have yet to explore. Here…Read More

Personalised, bespoke pallet planters

Make Your Own Upcycled Pallet Planter

Upcycling is all the rage just now. Not only does it help save money, it can turn something old and unwanted into something new and unique. We love a bit of upcycling at Vialii, whether it be creating an upcycled garden for clients or simply adding a few new features into our…Read More

A lovely visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh in 2013

Vialii Review of 2013

Happy new year to all our lovely readers. As we move forward into 2014, we take a moment to have a review of 2013 and some of the highlights for Vialii and the trends that we saw… The year of the garden room 2013 saw our clients wholeheartedly embrace the…Read More

Extreme Pallet upcycling!

Upcycled Pallet Staircase

We love the scale and ambition of this upcycled pallet staircase project by Les Pas Perdu where they have transformed an old French mining village by the installation of an 8m high staircase made entirely out of timber pallets. It’s quite humbling to see someone taking the time and effort to make…Read More

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