2016 Feb 18

Favourite plants

Everyone’s tastes and situations are different so no two gardens are ever planted up the same. Often customers want a garden to have all year round interest, sometimes it’s just concentrating on the summer months, sometimes it’s simply a case of what looks good and can stand a lot of hammer from a football! There […]

2015 Jul 22

New gardens for new build houses

I tend to do a lot of gardens in newly built homes.  Its not really surprising as when people move in, once the house has been furnished and decorated, thoughts turn to the outside. Quite often the gardens of new homes all look the same – a succession of bland rectangles of turf with paling […]

2015 Jul 19

Really make the most of your space!

On my website I say I like to build small to medium sized gardens. This is true but if I am asked which gardens give me a real buzz, it has to be “the smaller the better”. Utilising a small space to create something that is good to look at and relaxing to be in, […]

2015 Jul 15

Large Garden Design – Outdoor Living

These are pictures of a garden I designed in Wakefield last year.  It was built by a local landscaper and then I returned to plant it up. The brief for this garden was to create general interest and entertaining spaces in a garden which had been a simple, open lawn space with a patio that […]

2015 Jul 10

Contemporary Garden

These are pictures of a garden in Rawdon.  Here the main aim was to provide an outdoor play area for two young toddlers as well as a grown-ups dining area. I am not a huge fan of artificial grass in general but as a play surface, it takes some beating.  This is especially the case […]

2014 Jul 09


I went back to a wildlife garden that I designed a while ago to see how it was evolving.  The garden is thriving! The large pond we created is a magnet for all manner of creatures and just as we were chatting to the proud owner of this garden, two of the newest residents flew […]

2014 Jul 02

Front Gardens

Front gardens should not be overlooked…the possibilities of developing your front garden are endless. Whether you have a small or large front garden and if it gets the sunshine or not, why not think about making it more practical and usable.   Too often front gardens are ignored as practical spaces because of privacy issues. […]

2014 Jun 19

Bespoke Garden Buildings

We have created a good few garden buildings now, which are tailored to suit each garden and your specific needs.  Whether its a potting shed for you, a playhouse for the children, extra storage for gardening equipment and toys, an office so you can work from home and enjoy your garden at the same time […]

2014 Mar 05

New Leaf Play Areas

  At New Leaf Gardens not only can we create a perfect space for the grown ups we also really enjoy creating exciting play areas for your little ones.  From castles to sand pits we can create and build a bespoke play area for your garden… Here are a few shots of a play area […]

2014 Feb 27

Natural Stone Patios

These are photographs of some patios we have installed.  They are here primarily to help me show people examples of stone when I call round rather than have me carrying pieces! – they can get quite heavy.  This lot are all examples of Indian stone which is basically sandstone although, as you can see, it […]