Vialii Review of 2016

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

It’s getting to that time of year. With Christmas on our doorstep, 2016 stretches back behind us, packed full of gorgeous gardens, perfect products and funny Fringe shows! Here is the Vialii review of 2016 and all our best bits…

Website of the Year

Well it has to be our own new website doesn’t it?! It took a while for it to come to fruition but we think it was worth the wait. Pride of place if our new portfolio section which showcases the many gardens we have designed and built over the years with lots more photos to see. We have brought our well-loved blog into the cosy confines of the website too as well as making the whole website and blog more user friendly and packed full of lovely images of gardens. We hope you love it as much as we do.

New Vialii website

Website of the Year

Garden Product of the Year

Our vote goes to Bogs wellies. Mrs Vialii got a pair of these and they are the warmest, cosiest, funkiest wellies we have seen. Perfect for gardening, walking the dog or just generally getting outdoors.

Bogs wellies

Garden Product of the Year

Green Product of the Year

We love the Wind Tree which has just arrived in the UK. As prices drop we hope to see more of these used in urban areas to help power lighting. We would love to include one in a community garden we are planning if we can…

Wind tree

Green Product of the Year

Fun Design of the Year

We have had so much fun working with the Dunblane Centre, designing their outdoor space. We will start building it early 2017 and it will include a Seasonally Enchanted Path, Mini Allotment, Yoga Shack, Sensory Garden and much more. From flip flop walls to willow contemplation domes, this place will definitely be worth a visit!

Sparklify Zone at Dunblane Centre

Fun Design of the Year

Garden Feature of the Year

We are so lucky to be able to commission lots of wonderful features to go into the gardens we design. This year we have seen raised ponds, water features, bespoke seating, dry stone seats and much more. It’s really hard to choose a favourite but we do really love “Orbital” by Steve Wood for a garden we designed in Bridge of Allan.

Orbital by Steve Wood

Garden Feature of the Year

Plant of the Year

Wow, how do we pick?! OK, if we must, then this year we will go for pennisetum. A wonderful grass which gives wonderful texture to the garden. How can you resist touching these wonderful fluffy plumes of pennisetum “Summer Samba”?!

pennisetum

Plant of the Year

Quirkiest Garden Brief of the Year

We are always kept on our toes by our clients and every garden is unique. Some are more unique than others and this one in Dollar was a first for us as the clients asked us to include a golf tee in the design!

Vialii Review of 2016

Quirkiest Garden Brief of the Year

Show Garden of the Year

This year Jo Thompson’s Chelsea Barrack’s Garden won our hearts. What a beautiful place to relax. Perfect!

Show Garden of the Year

Show Garden of the Year

Fringe Show of the Year

OK, so it’s not really garden related (although we do always have a team night out at the Fringe!) but we like to share! Our favourite fringe show this year was the comic/magician Pete Firman. Definitely worth going to see.

pete-firman

Fringe Show of the Year

We hope you have all had as great a 2016 as us and we wish you the very best for 2017.

All at Vialii


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