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Ways of seeing } shape & form

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 18:12

"there is no better designer than nature" - Alexander McQueen

In this week's blog we are looking at shape and form. The inspirations for each bespoke project grow from a continual drive to create thoughtfully designed places of beauty and art outside.

- Hornbeam Hedge, Les Trois Pommes, France, Malcolm Kirk -

Our canvas and mediums are ever changing with the seasons, which is a challenge that we welcome. It keeps up momentum and ushers in continual change and adaptation. For our clients we strive to capture the essence of their style and function and generate spaces and places that simultaneously stimulate and restore them, throughout the seasons.

Paola PIvi, Feathered Polar Bears

- Dismemberment, Gibbs Farm - Anish Kapoor -

Part 1 of our ways of seeing blog shares some of the sources that have informed our designs for both projects in the works and pending,  2015.

Fluid forms and colours

by Faig Ahmed

Landscape by Elizabeth Leriche

Dismemberment, Gibbs Farm - Anish Kapoor

Philippe Perdereau -

- Dismemberment, Gibbs Farm - Anish Kapoor -

Landart, both rural and urban has had great influence on projects of late,

- Landart : Concrete Mixer by David Batchelor -

alongside domestic garden projects that are heavily influenced by the interior design and aesthetics of client's homes.

- by S.V.G -

Graphic Forms

Landmanna Laugar, Iceland photo by Wild Wonders of Europe

- Gelukstraat Belgium, Architects: Dierendonck Blancke Architecten, Photo: Filip Dujardin -

"creating something out of thin air is easy. It's finding the air that's hard"

- Asher Trotter

Sopheap Pich, Sculptural Artist

Light & Form

The Magnet Maple - Sylvain Meyer

Environmental Art by Michael Heizer

- The Lacemaker, Tord Boontje -

Lines of Perception

Sol LeWitt - Pyramid, Gibbs Farm

Inception - Christopher Nolan

Anila Quayyum Agha - Intersections

The Written Garden in Berlin's Gardens of the world 


"It is far better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation"- Herman Melville

Organic Shapes

Asmacati shopping centre, Turkey

Phuktal Monastery or Gompa in Ladakh, India

Dieter Biskamp

Lost Time by Studio Glithero

- photographer - Licinda Lambton -


Underwater Tree in Jiuzhaigou Valley


Qilian, Qinghai China

Terraced rice fields, Yunnan, China

High Trestle Trail Bridge

Paola Pivi, Feathered Polar Bears

Autumn Interlude, Maria Kaimaki

LED Mushroom Lights by Yukio Takano

- Zander Olsen -

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."

- Steve Jobs

Terraforms by Jamie North

The T-shirt Issue - Berlin based interdisciplinary design collective 'Muybridge'

Function & Form

A Monochromatic Farewell to a condemned house in Germany - Haus In Schwarz (House in Black) by Erin Sturm & Simon Jung

Ceramic books on building facade in Amsterdam

Girls in The Windows by Ormond Gigil

Cal Lane

Material Science photographed by Aitken Jolly for Dansk s/s 2015

Elizabeth Leriche

Next time on the blog } Summer celebrations!

Ways of seeing part 1 Source Book: Leader image by Brad Wilson, all else as listed, a few unknown

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Brit Summer

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 19:31

Come rain or shine we are ushering in British Summertime with lots of colour and nostalgia this year. We hope that this post will get you in the spirit of the season and all that it has to offer. We have curated our inspirations for design and lifestyle so expect a very British blog laced with eccentricity.

british avant garde

Rodney Smith

Hendy Curzon Gardens

Sight of Transgression by Madame Peripetie photography

Gehoersturz in Deviantart

Essential summer flowers in the garden with Hendy Curzon




Jos Van Wunnik 

summer glamping (-luxury camping)


London Sreet Art 

front of house Hendy Curzon Gardens


Winston Churchill - Magnum Photos

town & country


Forest Adventure Farm - Burton on Trent

HC Summer planting workshops 2015

Rodney Smith


Big Ben Reflection

white hot

HC Gardens outside in

Roadsworth - Canadian street artist

Alexander McQueen

red hot


'blood swept lands and seas of red' - Paul Cummins WW1 centenary commemoration at the Tower of London

cool summer

blueberry icecream

Lavender & Hyssop icecream

pop art summer

Twiggy for Stella McCartney

HC Summer Wild flowers

LK Bennet for Chelsea in Bloom Design Week

'Time Reversal' art installation by Alice Anderson ('dolls hair' cascades out of the Rifle maker gallery)

Heston Blumenthal worlds largest ice cream

quintessential brit summer


Roses & Sweet peas HC Gardens

Jo Malone scents of summer

Summer HC Gardens

... want to take a few sneaky peeks at some HC projects completed this year?

London front of house - and in the back garden...

a little bit of the country in town

The Cowshed project


outside in from HC Prairie 


That's it from us for this post. Next time on the blog we are back to looking at land art - rural and urban, and sharing more from our client's projects this summer. In the mean time...

have yourself

a very

British Summer





Elisabeth Ansley - Trevillion Images

Brit Summer SourceBook }  Pinterest, Tumblr, flickr, Jet Studios, HC Gardens, Trevillion images, homespun, houzz, Magnum photography, Liberty London.

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new beginnings

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 09:05

Spring fever is spreading. People are buzzing with a new season of blossoms and blooms and all that Spring time has to offer in 2015. A lack of April showers has slowed down foliage unfurling but the start of May certainly heralds Spring. Enjoy!

Spring 2015 buzz

Floral couture by Alexander McQueen

We are waiting with baited breath to attend the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the V&A.

Outside in : Dried Hydrangeas from last season

Edible flowers trending in our gardens for drinks and salads

Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015

Seeds are being sown this Spring for a plethora of wild flowers and a riot of colours across gardens & landscapes in Summer 2015

A vintage and nostalgic vibe is trending in gardens for 2015

Tulip time over at Judge's House right now. More HC gardens & landscapes as they begin their Spring cycles to share here soon.

Inspiration : Jules Gervais Courtellemont portrait of a Barcelona flower seller in La Rambla 1929

Alexander McQueen 

Alexander McQueen

Coco Chanel 

Oscar De La Renta Spring 2015

Ombre Tulip. A rogue beauty over at Judge's House.

Kitchen Gardens

Alliums are as popular as ever this year. The first Allium flowered in our nursery - a little hasty though!

Fritillary have been particularly coveted this Spring

Front of house Tulips

Everyone is growing Sweet Peas this Spring ready for Summer cut flowers - easy peasy!

Reaping the rewards of cut flower gardens implemented last year

Modern Prairie : big on the horizon this year, across both large landscapes and small gardens. Watch this space for meadows big & small.

Woodland style planting with contemporary twists. We have much of this to share this year - hand in hand with Landart.

Season favourites : tiny little woodland Violas on mass. Our favourite is this one known as 'Freckles'

Nostalgic Forget-me-nots. Move over yellow, Spring 2015 is all about blue.

Join us again for more Spring updates and new season styles as Flower Show season begins. What will be trending?

- All images and content are by Hendy Curzon Gardens with the exceptions of the design inspirations listed as they appeared -

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Spring Reloaded

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 13:35

Spring has sprung indeed. See what we have in store for you next week. It's going to be a big, bright & beautiful year.


Hendy Curzon Gardens Ltd.


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Easter weekend

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 13:22

on the nursery table  - Hendy Curzon Gardens

It's the weekend and if you are looking for some seasonal and design inspirations, take a seat and

put your feet up. You have come to the right place.

"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality." - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Keith's Tower - Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Edible flowers Hendy Curzon Gardens

Tadpoles by Bert Willaert

Florentijn Hofman's Gigantic bunny gazing up at the moon in Taiwan

Who needs a red carpet? - The Kings Garden at Rosenborg Castle - Copenhagen, Denmark

Hybrid no 2 by Merve Kahraman

Bubble Tent by Pierre Stephane

Bubble Tent - Pierre Stephane 

Andy Goldsworthy

Tulip Festival - Skagit Valley, Washington

Serpentine Wall at University of Virginia 1952

Serpentine wall in Dallas, Texas by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

Put a spring in your step

Mondrian Hotel, Nicolas Tosi Photography

Chicken Topiaries by David Stark

Asia Design with

Giant 'Hedge Hogs' at Clarence House by Steve Manning

Its What's Inside That Counts by Hazel Nicholls

Isabel Croft jumping rope 1972 by Arlene Gottfried

Geof Kern photography

And you might be glad to hear that this frozen Alaskan wood frog we shared over here on facebook in the Winter has finally defrosted and got the spring back in his step.

'Hase' Giant stuffed pink bunny in Italy - Viennese Art Collective

'Hase' Giant stuffed pink bunny in Italy - Viennese Art Collective

Whatever you are doing on this extended Easter weekend 

- travelling afar, gathering with loved ones...

getting out in the garden

partaking in recreational sports...

- wrestling with giant bunnies

or simply rejuvenating a bit

we hope you do what makes you happy

and that you have a cracking break...

(not punny?)

even if you only...

Di Liu - Animal Regulation no 7

Sourcebook: Pinterest, Flickr, Tumblr,, Hendy Curzon Gardens, Google.

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