60 years of garden design

Take a walk down memory lane with Chris

To celebrate Bradstone’s 60th anniversary, we’ve teamed up with award-winning garden designer and TV presenter, Chris Beardshaw, to take a look at how garden design has changed over the last 60 years.

Watch our video and take a walk down memory lane – and the garden path – to see how the fads and fashions of the last six decades have influenced great British garden design.

Chart the post-war wave of horticulture during the 1950s, the explosion of colour and variety during the indulgent 60s and 70s, the appetite for experimentation in the 80s, the makeover and decking craze of the 90s – and beyond. Spot iconic garden features synonymous with the times – from utilitarian concrete fencing, crazy paving and island beds to decking, water features and artificial turf.

Find out why today’s gardens are all about taking the inside outside and creating a haven where wildlife can thrive – and discover, when it comes to a thoroughly modern garden, why it’s sadly goodbye to our cheery little friend, the garden gnome.

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