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Rain at Last

Finally we have had some rain here at Mansard House in Suffolk. Since May we have only watered the polytunnel and everything else has had to take turns with the washing up bowl contents. Many …


Rambling Roses at Mansard House

The garden at Mansard House, here in Suffolk is not so much of a designed garden, but rather a kind of garden laboratory to try out planting schemes before imposing them on our clients. The …

24 May 2022

RHS Chelsea 2022

The Boodles Travel Garden RHS Chelsea Flower Show 24th- 28th May 2022 In 1962, 60 years ago, Anthony Wainwright, father to the current chairman of Boodles travelled around the world in just 16 days. The …


Autumn Colour

Autumn colour is always a bit disappointing at Mansard House – with the exception of this year. I think it’s a soil/climate thing. Firstly, our soil is a very silty sandy loam with a very …


Top 50 Garden Designers

House and Garden magazine have just named their top 50 Garden Designers and I am delighted to be featured in that list of inspiring colleagues.   Read more here    House&Garden         …


The Boodles Secret Garden

This garden is certainly the one that I’m most proud of – a fabulous Chelsea, all made possible by the best team ever. Boodles have been amazing sponsors and supported me and my team throughout …