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Sitting Spiritually Open Weekends

Information about our ever popular Open Garden Weekends.

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The Sitting Spiritually Garden

The Sitting Spiritually Garden

Posted by Siobhan on May 26th 2020

As we approach what would have been our second Open Weekend of the season.....

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show Memories

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Memories

Posted by Siobhan on May 18th 2020

Today would have been Press Day at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.....

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Photographing your Garden by Heather Edwards

Photographing your Garden by Heather Edwards

Posted by Siobhan on May 11th 2020

Garden Photographer Heather Edwards has some tips for you for photographing your own garden now it's receiving so much attention!

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Gardening During Covid-19  By Katherine Crouch

Gardening During Covid-19 By Katherine Crouch

Posted by Siobhan on May 4th 2020

Those of us with gardens have been rather lucky to be stuck at home in the sun all April. We have been messing about in the garden as much as circumstances will allow......

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Swing Seats from Trees

Swing Seats from Trees

Posted by Siobhan on April 27th 2020

No matter your age, nothing will replace the sense of pure joy you feel when you're swinging on a swing seat.....

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Your Favourite View from A Swing Seat

Your Favourite View from A Swing Seat

Posted on April 27th 2020

There's always that spot, that one place where you feel calm. The scene that you fill your eyes with and can't seem to get enough of.

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Product Spotlight - The Harmony Range

Product Spotlight - The Harmony Range

Posted by Siobhan on April 14th 2020

Wanting colour in your Garden Furniture? The Harmony could be the choice for you....

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Grow Your Own By Katherine Crouch

Grow Your Own By Katherine Crouch

Posted by Siobhan on April 6th 2020

A garden project will give you fresh air and exercise and something to amuse the children, (we hope), as well as dinner on the table

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Exploring the History of Springs by Davies Springs

Exploring the History of Springs by Davies Springs

Posted by Siobhan on March 30th 2020

The first spring powered-clocks appeared in and evolved into the first large watches by the 16th century & we find it fascinating that our suspension springs are part of this history....

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An Interview with Rosebie Morton

An Interview with Rosebie Morton

Posted by Siobhan on March 16th 2020

Rosebie Morton founded The Real Flower Company nearly 25 years ago with one mission in mind – to cultivate cut flowers with scent, as if they were just picked from the garden. We caught up with Rosebie to find out more…

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So What is Garden Design all about? By Alice Blount

So What is Garden Design all about? By Alice Blount

Posted by Siobhan on March 9th 2020

So what is garden design all about? By Alice Blount

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Are You Sitting Comfortably by Mike Palmer

Are You Sitting Comfortably by Mike Palmer

Posted by Siobhan on March 2nd 2020

Garden Designer Mike Palmer write for us on a subject dear to our souls, Seating in the Garden!

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Product Spotlight - The Swinging Day Bed

Product Spotlight - The Swinging Day Bed

Posted by Siobhan on February 24th 2020

Sleep out under the stars on our Swinging Day Bed.....

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Snowdrops!  By Alison Moore

Snowdrops! By Alison Moore

Posted by Siobhan on February 17th 2020

Alison Moore of Renaissance Garden Design writes for us on the joy of Snowdrops

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Who’s seat is it anyway? By Alison Levey

Who’s seat is it anyway? By Alison Levey

Posted by Siobhan on February 10th 2020

Award Winning Garden Blogger Alison Levey writes for us about sitting & planning in the garden

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Gardens for health & wellbeing Richard Rogers

Gardens for health & wellbeing Richard Rogers

Posted by Siobhan on February 3rd 2020

Garden Designer Richard Rogers write for us on Gardens for the Soul

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Garden Planning - by Marie Shallcross

Garden Planning - by Marie Shallcross

Posted by Siobhan on January 29th 2020

Marie Shallcross of Plews Garden Design writes for us on 12 tips for the first year of this new decade

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Pollinators & wildlife by Sarah Jarman

Pollinators & wildlife by Sarah Jarman

Posted by Siobhan on January 14th 2020

Garden Designer Sarah Jarman of Jarmanmurphy writes for us on Pollinators & Wildlife

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Pruning Deciduous Trees & Shrubs by Katherine Crouch

Pruning Deciduous Trees & Shrubs by Katherine Crouch

Posted by Siobhan on January 7th 2020

Garden Designer Katherine Crouch write for us about how January is one of the best months for pruning deciduous trees and shrubs.

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Why Buy in Winter?

Why Buy in Winter?

Posted by Siobhan on December 30th 2019

Why is Winter the perfect time to buy your Sitting Spiritually Seat?

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Product Spotlight - The Tranquillity Range

Product Spotlight - The Tranquillity Range

Posted by Siobhan on December 16th 2019

The Tranquillity Range is our best seller, here's why.....

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We Bought the Swing Seat by Suzanne Burden

We Bought the Swing Seat by Suzanne Burden

Posted by Siobhan on October 28th 2019

A customer writes for us about her experience of commissioning us......

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Product Spotlights - Our Unique Back Designs

Product Spotlights - Our Unique Back Designs

Posted by Siobhan on October 21st 2019

Choosing your swing seat is a deeply personal thing, & none more so than the style of back....

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Sitting Spiritually at Lympstone Manor

Sitting Spiritually at Lympstone Manor

Posted by Siobhan on July 15th 2019

Lympstone Manor – A Sense of Place.....

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Sitting Spiritually Open Weekends

Sitting Spiritually Open Weekends

Posted by Siobhan on July 5th 2019

Information about our ever popular Open Garden Weekends.

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Visit the Sitting Spiritually Garden

Visit the Sitting Spiritually Garden

Posted by Siobhan on May 27th 2019

One question we are often asked is “can I visit the Sitting Spiritually Garden at other times?” The answer is a definite Yes!

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Our Design Process at Sitting Spiritually

Our Design Process at Sitting Spiritually

Posted by Siobhan on May 14th 2019

What influences the Sitting Spiritually designs?

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A Healing Garden

A Healing Garden

Posted by Siobhan on May 3rd 2019

Designers of the Sitting Spiritually Garden, Jarmanmurphy, talk about the healing powers of being in the garden....

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The Finishing Touches

The Finishing Touches

Posted by Siobhan on April 18th 2019

Garden Designer Alice Blount talks about adding the finishing touches to your garden....

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RHS Garden Harlow Carr

RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Posted by Siobhan on April 11th 2019

Sitting Spiritually in a Yorkshire garden By Katherine Musgrove, Garden Manager, RHS Garden Harlow Carr

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Mindful Garden Design

Mindful Garden Design

Posted by Siobhan on March 28th 2019

Taking a mindful approach to designing your garden, with Ali Dempster, Owner and Designer at Sandstone Design

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The History of Sitting Spiritually

The History of Sitting Spiritually

Posted by Siobhan on March 21st 2019

We're often asked how the company started & the first of our swing seats can still be seen in the Sitting Spiritually Garden today.....

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Plants for Our Unpredictable Summers

Plants for Our Unpredictable Summers

Posted by Siobhan on March 14th 2019

Garden Designer Katherine Crouch suggests her Top Ten plants that will cope with any conditions that may be thrown at us this year....

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Product Spotlight - The Rockabye

Product Spotlight - The Rockabye

Posted by Siobhan on March 8th 2019

“We are looking for an original idea for a Wedding present. We particularly like the fact that your seats are made in the West Country by craftsmen. The bride & groom have a small London garden, so not really enough room for a swing seat & frame, what can you advise please?”

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A Garden Full of Wildlife

A Garden Full of Wildlife

Posted by Siobhan on March 1st 2019

Garden Designer Muff Dudgeon writes about how to encourage wildlife into your garden….

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How rocking helps adults sleep better

How rocking helps adults sleep better

Posted by Siobhan on February 26th 2019

Being rocked to sleep doesn’t just work for babies, recent research says that adults trying to sleep better may want to consider investing in a hammock to benefit from the same effect.

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Top Ten Spring Bulbs for the Garden

Top Ten Spring Bulbs for the Garden

Posted by Siobhan on February 20th 2019

Garden Designer Katherine Crouch writes about her favourite Early Spring Bulbs for the garden

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A Pergola for Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

A Pergola for Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Posted by Siobhan on February 15th 2019

“One of the finest gardens I have ever visited” Alan Titchmarsh

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A New Perspective on the Knole Settee

A New Perspective on the Knole Settee

Posted by Siobhan on February 5th 2019

The Knole Settee remains a timeless classic, still popular today. Its striking form has been a source of inspiration to us in the design of our latest garden bench.

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Top 10 Trees for the Garden

Top 10 Trees for the Garden

Posted by Siobhan on January 31st 2019

Garden Designer Katherine Crouch writes....During the Winter months, as my enthusiasm for actual gardening wanes I regard this as a great time of year to plan for next season, so I shall devote some time to choosing my top ten trees, shrubs and perennials from 31 years of gardening in Somerset.

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Using CAD in Garden Design

Using CAD in Garden Design

Posted by Siobhan on January 17th 2019

Eva Venny writes about Computer Aided Design (CAD) & how it is is a very useful tool for any Garden Designer and is now taught as part of most Garden Design Courses.

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Seating in your Garden

Seating in your Garden

Posted by Siobhan on January 8th 2019

Garden Designer Sophie Simpson's thoughts on seating in her own garden….

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Planning a Vegetable Garden

Planning a Vegetable Garden

Posted by Siobhan on December 28th 2018

Garden Designer Alison Böckh guest blogs for us about Planning a Vegetable Garden, with all important seating....

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Creating Shade in Your Garden

Creating Shade in Your Garden

Posted by Siobhan on December 14th 2018

Garden Designer Katherine Crouch writes for us about creating shade for your seating

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Why is Seating in the Smaller Garden Important?

Why is Seating in the Smaller Garden Important?

Posted by Siobhan on November 29th 2018

Garden Designer Marie Shallcross of Plews Garden Design tells us why seating in a smaller garden is so important.....

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Diary of a small north facing garden

Diary of a small north facing garden

Posted by Siobhan on November 22nd 2018

In the first of a new series, we have invited Garden Designers to write guest blogs for us and we are delighted to bring you the first of the series, by Alison Moore of Renaissance Garden Design

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Gardens to visit - Abbotsbury Subtropical Garden

Gardens to visit - Abbotsbury Subtropical Garden

Posted by Siobhan on October 29th 2018

In the second of our series about gardens to visit, we look at Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Garden, just 20 miles from the Sitting Spiritually Garden in Dorset……

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September in The Sitting Spiritually Garden

September in The Sitting Spiritually Garden

Posted by Siobhan on September 5th 2018

Martin and Celia’s garden is blooming and billowing in their corner of Dorset heaven and with the garden open to the public this weekend it’s your final chance of the year to wander amongst the new plantings to see just how incredible the first year has been.

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Gardens to Visit - Forde Abbey

Gardens to Visit - Forde Abbey

Posted by Siobhan on July 10th 2018

In an occasional series, we are looking at Gardens to Visit, some of whom have our swing seats. We would like to start this series with Forde Abbey, less than ten miles from the Sitting Spiritually Garden.

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Our Design Process

Our Design Process

Posted by Siobhan on June 14th 2018

What influences the Sitting Spiritually designs?

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Bespoke Pergolas for Garden Designers

Bespoke Pergolas for Garden Designers

Posted by Siobhan on April 9th 2018

An inspirational focal point or an integral part of the overall garden design

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Ann Balmforth: Contemporary Japanese Dragon Garden

Ann Balmforth: Contemporary Japanese Dragon Garden

Posted by Siobhan on March 29th 2018

The provenance of a Japanese Dragon Garden, by Designer Ann Balmforth

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Guest Blog - Moods Boards with Jarmanmurphy

Guest Blog - Moods Boards with Jarmanmurphy

Posted by Siobhan on February 27th 2018

The next stage of the Sitting Spiritually garden design is well under way with plants and trees having been ordered and work days booked in to layout and plant in newly prepared beds. Spring is on its way and we can’t wait....

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Guest Blog... Pergola Planting with Jarmanmurphy

Guest Blog... Pergola Planting with Jarmanmurphy

Posted by Siobhan on January 4th 2018

Pergolas offer the chance to extend the greenery skyward with climbers and twining plants, allowing flowers and scent to surround you as you relax in their shade. Award winning Garden Designers Jarmanmurphy share some ideas....

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Bespoke Pergolas | Handmade

Bespoke Pergolas | Handmade

Posted by Siobhan on December 5th 2017

In addition to our standard Pergola, we have recently been asked for bespoke options and have been happy to collaborate with Garden Designers....

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Sitting Spiritually Garden Part 2 | Jarmanmurphy

Sitting Spiritually Garden Part 2 | Jarmanmurphy

Posted by Siobhan on September 29th 2017

Looking at the next phase of the redesign of the Sitting Spiritually Garden.....

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In The Sitting Spiritually Garden with Jarmanmurphy

In The Sitting Spiritually Garden with Jarmanmurphy

Posted by Siobhan on August 23rd 2017

In The Sitting Spiritually Garden with Jarmanmurphy

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The Sitting Spiritually Garden

Posted by Siobhan on June 2nd 2015

We are revisiting some of our favourite blogs from Wordpress and this one about The Sitting Spiritually Garden was very popular so we wanted to share it with you here, on our new website

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