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Gary Curtis is a designer with over 25 years of industry experience. Over this period, he has embraced complex digital solutions, which enable his clients to realise high quality design projects. When the opportunity arose to utilise his considerable expertise, in the field of landscape garden design he did not hesitate, and he has subsequently built a successful business based largely on personal referral. Gary has an exceptional eye for detail and enjoys reimagining a client’s ‘wish list’ to create spaces which deliver on both practical and holistic levels.

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Important points to consider before installing a water feature

Understanding the design requirements of potential clients and what they want from their garden - Designing a water feature  more  

Glyphosate weedkillers and the drugwatch article

In this world of ever increasing brand targeting are we really sure what weedkillers are safe to use? I was recently pointed in the direction of a 'drugwatch' article which highlig...  more  

Great soil is everything where planting is concerned

As a Garden Designer based in Essex, I often come up against gardens with inherently poor soil which must be addressed to ensure the new planting provides a great show for years to...  more  

Review of Niwaki hand tools by Essex Garden designer

Essex Garden designer Gary Curtis explains why it makes sense in the long run to spend a bit more on garden tools   more  

More Friendly pest control for your garden - Flea Beetles.

Whereas Aphids and Slugs are common garden pests they are relatively straight forward to deal with due to their pedestrian pace but Flea Beetles are another story.  more  

Important points to consider before having your garden redesigned

Understanding the design requirements of potential clients and what they want from their garden? Designing a space for Entertaining  more  

Final update on first foray into garden composting

As a garden designer based in Essex, does composting make sense in smaller suburban garden where real estate is limited?  more  

One idea to make use of plastic plant pots

Are you becoming overwhelmed by waste plastic plant pots?  more  

More Friendly pest control for your garden.

Whereas Aphids have a specific time in the year, Slugs are usually hiding somewhere in your garden at all times of the year. Here are some options on their control.  more  

Friendly pest control for your garden

We're not in the middle of summer yet but it’s worth giving some thought in early spring to pests that you’re likely to encounter in the summer.   more