Great Resources and Inspiration for Planning Your Landscape

Whether you’re embarking on some serious redesigning of your garden or commercial landscape or just want to brighten up your driveway, there are a thousand ways to go about it. It can be hard to know where to start, so we’ve compiled some resources to help you along.

Television Programmes

You’ll often find reruns and new episodes of gardening and landscaping shows such as Ground Force or Gardeners’ World. They can help provide ideas and tips, and you’ll get a good idea of what it takes to fulfill a landscaping project.

Garden Centres

Staff at your local B&Q, Homebase or independent garden centre will be able to help you out with various queries and ideas, so head down there at the weekend to see what’s on offer!


Flip through magazines such as BBC Gardeners’ World, Gardens Illustrated, Garden Answers or Grow Your Own for inspiration, tips and tricks. You’ll find advice columns, features and much more.

Gardens Illustrated


Social media site Pinterest is an incredibly visual, interactive ‘pin board’. A simple search for ‘beautiful gardens’ will bring up a plethora of different gardens, while ‘small garden design ideas’ could help you out with designing your own small landscape.

Garden Shows

Garden shows are held throughout the year, and it can be hugely helpful to speak to industry professionals about landscaping best practices.

Public Gardens

There’s no better way to get a feel for different landscapes than by walking through them! Make a beeline for Royal Horticultural Society gardens, country houses or even just your local park. Places like RHS Hyde Hall Gardens, with their highly cultivated plants, themes and techniques, will really inspire you to try something new in your own landscape.