Now considered to be a classic of English children’s literature, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s remarkable new novel was first published in serial format in the autumn of 1910. It was called ‘The Secret Garden.’

Using the garden as a setting, she explores the healing power inherent in living things, a theme which might today be called ‘Wellbeing’. Gardens bring peacefulness, tending plants allows us to tap into the carefree part of ourselves with no deadlines, mortgage or annoying colleagues to worry about. A session in the garden can leave you dead on your feet, but it can also help you sleep better and ultimately feel renewed inside. Beautiful gardens can calm an anxious mind and lift a dark cloud – pause for a moment… listen… touch… smell… it will never be time wasted.

Over the wall, through a garden gate covered with a patina of flaky paint, lies a secret world of beauty.

Take a look through the portfolio pages where we trust you will find images of our garden projects to encourage and inspire.