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This is our favourite! How cool is this blue path, like a wave through the garden!

A Garden Commute to Work in China

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

We love spending our days in gardens and feel fortunate to be able to do so. We know so many people have to walk/cycle along busy roads to get to work or sit in cars or in busy trains. One of our maintenance clients sent us these amazing photos of…Read More

The Black Hole Terrace

Garden of Cosmic Speculation

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

It was the annual opening of the Garden of Cosmic Speculation last weekend so it was the perfect place to spend Jill’s birthday. As it’s only open for this one day a year you have to make sure you’re on the ball and grasp the opportunity to see what is arguably…Read More

Christmas gardening gifts

Vialii Guide to Christmas Gardening Gifts 2017

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

The Christmas lights are up, Wizzard is on the radio and excitement is defintely in the area. It can mean only one thing. Christmas is coming. So in age old tradition, to help you find something a little bit different and a big bit beautiful for your loved ones, here…Read More

A contemporary garden

Do gardens add value to properties?

Tuesday, 03 October 2017

Do gardens add value to properties? We are often asked this question and the answer is a definite yes! A well planned garden can add 20% to the value of your property. Based on the average UK house price, that’s a whopping £60,000. But don’t worry, you don’t need to…Read More

Beautiful sandstone creates a more rustic raised bed

Raising Expectations…

Monday, 03 July 2017

At Vialii we design a LOT of raised beds. They are popular with clients for many reasons – they are great for older clients who can’t bend down to the ground easily; kids love growing veg in them; they can look great with in-built seating around patios; they can make it…Read More

Levens Hall Gardens

Topiary Or Not Topiary, That Is The Question…

Monday, 08 May 2017

Topiary spans many centuries – it is prevalent in Renaissance gardens as well as formal gardens belonging to the grandest of country estates. Yet it is just as at home in simple, contemporary, urban gardens. Some people see topiary as a twee addition to a garden, akin to the garden gnome…Read More

The Thoughtful Gardener

Book Review: “Thoughtful Gardener” by Jinny Blom

Monday, 10 April 2017

The title of this new gardening book perfectly encapsulates Jinny Blom – the Thoughtful Gardener. With a previous background in psychology Jinny calls on her experience when creating her own, unique outdoor spaces for clients and breathing life into her gardens. But is her new book worthy of space on…Read More

Urban Flowers by Carolyn Dunster

Book Review: “Urban Flowers” by Carolyn Dunster

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

In recent years there has been a lot of focus on urban gardening and creating gardens whatever space you have. From rooftop terraces to vertical gardens there are always ways to create wonderful gardens wherever you are. In our last blog, “Small Garden, Big Ideas” we shared our top tips…Read More

Small front garden

Small Garden, Big Ideas

Monday, 06 March 2017

When you think of gardens you often think of large spaces, winding paths, focal points, places to laze on sunny days (well, we can but dream!) but you don’t have to have a large outdoor space in the country to be able to garden. Urban gardening in limited areas is…Read More

She Sheds by Erika Kotite

Book Review: She Sheds by Erika Kotite

Monday, 30 January 2017

“She Sheds” is a magical book, crammed to the gunnels with tips and inspiration to create your very own garden retreat. They’re sheds but not as we know it! “She Sheds” immediately gets you into the spirit of creating your own outdoor space right from the introduction. Who wouldn’t want…Read More

Christmas Garden Gifts 2016

Vialii Guide to Christmas Gardening Gifts 2016

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

It’s time for our annual recommendations for cool gifts to give to your loved one this Christmas which will brighten up your garden, appeal to wildlife, satisfy your tummy and help with the gardening chores. There is something to suit everyone so read on to find out more.. Koziol Pi:p…Read More

The cypress trees make a strong statement

Cypress Trees And Why You Should Have Them

Wednesday, 07 September 2016

We have just planted eight cypress trees in a wonderful garden in Bridge of Allan which we designed and built for our clients. The garden has been complete for a while apart from said trees as we were waiting on them arriving from Italy.  And wow, what a difference they…Read More

A lovely day out at Jupiter Artland

Jupiter Artland: Out Of This World

Monday, 08 August 2016

Jupiter Artland, squirrelled away in West Lothian, is aptly named as it is truly out of this world. From the moment you arrive, the attention to detail of every single element of the garden is quite breathtaking. We were lucky enough to be accompanied by our good friend and talented…Read More

"Raised Bed Revolution" by Tara Nolan

#RaisedBedRevolution – Book Review

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

We’ve recently been sent a copy of “Raised Bed Revolution”, a new book by Tara Nolan all about one of our favourite garden features – the raised beds. We have designed and built a variety of raised beds over the years, using different materials and using different designs and shapes,…Read More

The Sky Planter

Our Pick of Unusual Planters

Tuesday, 07 June 2016

Planters are a great way to add colour and panache to any garden, however big or small. They can also help to deal with all sorts of issues including soil quality, pests, access. But a planter need not be as simple as just a run-of-the-mill pot that you see at…Read More

Garden design by Vialii

When Should You Commission A Garden Designer?

Monday, 25 April 2016

It’s that wonderful time of year when the sun has started to shine, kids are out playing in the street, the evenings are stretching longer every day and flowers, leaves and blossom are unfurling everywhere. And with that, our phone and email are going like tickets for an Adele concert…Read More

A happy Flynn in the garden

Dog Friendly Gardens, What To Consider…

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

It’s not just bark of the decorative variety that we need to consider in the gardens we design, it’s very often our clients’ prized pooches we need to incorporate. So what do we need to consider in dog friendly gardens? Well here are some of our top tips… Keeping your…Read More

Rendered seat with hardwood finish

Take A Seat, Vialii Style

Monday, 22 February 2016

At Vialii, when we design your garden we think about EVERY last detail. From the garden structure, where the sunny parts are, what plants will work best, what time you have to maintain the garden, what style you like, we think about it all. And one of the most important…Read More

Christmas gift

Coolest Garden Gifts For Christmas 2015

Monday, 07 December 2015

We know what little time you have, so we have done all the hard work for you and collated the MUST HAVE list of the coolest things for your garden to give you ideas for gifts for Christmas 2015. You will be very popular if you give someone these Christmas…Read More

The amazing topiary at Levens Hall Gardens

Garden Visit: Leven’s Hall, Lake District

Monday, 19 October 2015

It’s been a busy old summer at Vialii Towers but we managed to sneak away for a couple of weeks holiday. We visited Northumberland in our first week and Lulu had a ball doing the Fairytale Treasure Trail at Alnwick Gardens. We headed west-ward for week two and finally made…Read More

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