Elks-Smith Garden Design in the New Forest, Isle of Wight, Salisbury – News and Events2020-01-10T18:12:40+00:00


Featuring some of the most inspirational names in the business, Helen  is delighted to be joining the comprehensive seminar programme at The Landscape Show again in 2018 The Landscape Show in September is to be held at Battersea Park, London.  The Landscape Show is the UK's leading trade event dedicated to bringing the industry together. Helen will be taking a look at Maintenance and Aftercare.

Maintenance Matters August 2018 Capel Manor Regents Park , London With Nicola Gammon of Shoot Gardening, John Wyer of Bowles and Wyer, Jeff Stephenson ( Bowles and Wyer) and Thomas Stone.    

Capel Manor, Regents Park 24th August 2017 Following on from our talk last January and the recent Garden Design Journal article (July issue pg. 25) by Helen Elks-Smith discussing the issues raised at that event, we are now delighted to bring together another great panel to discuss why 'Maintenance Matters' and to explore how we can improve the value placed on proper garden aftercare. Panel: Helen Elks-Smith, Garden Designer, MSGD MBALI Gary Edwards, The Gardeners Guild Gareth Manning, Vice President Chartered Institute of Horticulture Sophie Guinness, Lecturer in Planting and Garden Design, Capel Manor College Caroline Tatham, Prinicipal The Cotswold [...]

26th January 2017 'How to Develop and Maintain Client Gardens' Nicola and Helen will explore how to ensure the success of your garden designs and their development into the future. “The success of a design depends on who looks after it. The initial design is only the beginning of the process.  “Maintenance” is the wrong term ... a better term to use is “development”.


Gardens of Eden New publication

January 10th, 2020|

We are delighted that our Award Winning Winchester Garden has been included in The Gardens of Eden. 

Gardens of Eden includes 20 imaginative projects selected from gardens around the world.

Authors:: gestalten & Abbye Churchill
Release date: Febuary 2020
Format: 21 × 26 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 256 pages
ISBN:   978-3-89955-990-3

Abbye Churchill was the editorial director of Wilder Quarterly, and her first book, A Wilder Life (co-written with Celestine Maddy), was featured in the New York Times Book Review. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Food & Wine, and W. She lives in Brooklyn, New York City.

SGD Awards 2020 Finalist

October 23rd, 2019|

We are delighted to announce that our Lymington Garden  has been announced as a Finalist for the prestigious Society of Garden Designers Awards 2020.

The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony at The Landmark Hotel in London January 2020.  Further information can be found on the SGD Awards website.

Voting closes on 31st October 2019 for the People’s Choice  Award

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August 20th, 2019|

Helen joining Judging Panel for Prolandscaper small project BIG IMPACT Award

August 20th, 2019|

Helen is delighted to be joining the judging panel for the ProLandcaper small project BIG IMPACT Award.

Helen will be judging the following categories:

Design Under £25k

Build Under £25k

Planting Design Under £20k

More information can be found on the following website

The winners are announced at an Awards Ceremony as part of the Futurescape event in November.

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