Kate’s Top Plant Picks for an interesting Winter Garden

Winter is often seen as a dull season when there is not much to look at.  Conversely though, it is also a time when you can see those plants that choose to shine at this time of year in much greater detail without the buzz of the summer garden surrounding them. Winter plants are not as showy as a summer herbaceous border but they make up for it with interesting foliage and often scent. Strong architectural shapes hold frost beautifullyRead more

GARDENS ILLUSTRATED January issue features Kate’s Top Specialist Nursery Picks

Kate often gets asked to write opinion pieces for fabulous magazines. The Gardens illustrated Editor asked Kate this time to talk about her favourite nurseries and specialist plant growers. Kate could have listed twelve off the top of her head but for the purposes of the article could only choose six as the article was shared with three other designers and ideally we could not choose the same. Most of the nurseries are trade nurseries but you can see examples ofRead more

The Ascot Spring Garden Show 2018

We are thrilled to announce we will be building a show garden for The Ascot Spring Garden Show in April 2018. The show will be open from the 13th to 15th of April. The will be held at the prestigious Ascot Racecourse. Six show garden designs will be on display to ignite the public’s passion and ideas for gardening. The six show gardens have been curated by Andrew Fisher Tomlin. The designers showcasing their gardens at the show with us are CatherineRead more

Sir Simon Milton Foundation ‘West End Secret Garden’ supported by New West End Company – RHS Chelsea 2018

Kate and the team are excited to announce that they will be building a garden at RHS Chelsea in 2018. The garden will be called ‘West End Secret Garden’ and sponsored by the Sir Simon Milton Foundation who are being supported by the New West End Company. The countdown begins to another fabulous project! Description A modern interpretation of the gardens and architecture of a London square, combining environmentally positive technology as showcased in Bird Street, located just off OxfordRead more

Kate’s Chelsea Garden Features in the Autumn IBSTOCK Design Magazine

The inspirational garden created by Kate and her team for the 2017 Chelsea Flower Show is still capturing the imaginations of many and ‘City Living’ has featured in the latest issue of the Ibstock Design Magazine. The link to the online magazine is below. “City Living’, designed by Kate Gould Gardens, won awards at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. The multi-level installation, which featured materials ranging from light- transmitting concrete to glazed bricks, demonstrates how compact green spaces can beRead more

Proud to be BALI registered

Kate and the team are proud to now be an accredited BALI designer member. They can now display the letters MBALI after the company name. Why Choose a BALI member to design your garden? Kate and the team had to embark on a rigorous process to be granted their member ship status. To be granted Registered Membership, BALI members sign up to a Code of Conduct pledging to carry out their business to the very highest industry standards. This means investing in staffRead more


Kate Gould Gardens is absolutely delighted to announce that its 2017 Fresh Garden ‘City Living’ won not only a gold medal but also best in category at the RHS Chelsea Flower show this week. Speaking from the showground on medals day Kate said “City Living is the most ambitious garden I have ever designed for Chelsea. Without the skill, determination and sheer hard work of the most amazing team we would never have made it. There were moments when I thoughtRead more