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Sitting Spiritually Open Weekends

Sitting Spiritually Open Weekends

Posted by Siobhan on June 6th 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

Our Design Process

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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Guest Blog with Ann Balmforth: A Contemporary Japanese Dragon Garden

Guest Blog with Ann Balmforth: A 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

Bespoke Pergolas

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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In the Sitting Spiritually Garden, Part 2 with Jarmanmurphy

In the Sitting Spiritually Garden, Part 2 with 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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