The Garden Guide


Garden Products

From solar garden lighting to security fencing. Good garden design and landscape architecture depend on the use of high quality garden materials and hard landscape products. This guide provides reviews and advice on selection. See blog for garden design ideas and product reviews.


* The directory rests on the principle: 'use only the best'. This does not mean 'use the most expensive'. Unbound gravel, if well chosen, is a material of the highest quality. But precast concrete is almost always a trashy material: it can have the charm of fresh snow when laid but decays thereafter. Similarly: grass is an excellent material and plastic is, usually, undesirable in gardens. This is not an issue of old materials vs modern materials. Laminated glass and stainless steel, for example, are modern materials of high quality. It is more a question of durability and of the aging process. Lead and stone grow old gracefully. Plastic and concrete merely decay: they do not develop an attractive patina.

See the Design Guide for more discussion.