Curiosity about other people is part of the human psyche. We want to work other people out. Find out what makes them tick.
So other people’s personal spaces are always intriguing. You look for signs of character, taste and, let’s be honest, the little foibles which make life interesting.
But you are also often able to pick up ideas as to what you could do with your own spaces, either inside or outside. We are natural copiers.
So a glimpse into the home gardens of garden designers is indeed a precious opportunity. These people get design, so their gardens will be perfect!
Or will they?
I mean there is the old proverb that ‘the builder’s home is never finished’. Basically you are so busy doing other people’s gardens that your own takes second or even last place.
Perhaps at the end of a hectic day you are more tempted to chill out in the simplest of restorative spaces.
Maybe manicuring the spaces of others you go for ‘au naturelle’ in your own. The chair, the barbie and the glass of wine being the key elements as you ‘dream up’ the next ‘dream landscape’ for your clients.
Alternatively, your garden might be the showpiece to which you cannily invite new clients to reveal your gracious lifestyle and sell what you could do for them.
Or maybe it is that most exciting of all gardens: the ideal trial ground, away from prying eyes, where you experiment with bold new ideas and unusual plant combinations to see what really works. So showing this is brave indeed, and by viewing it maybe we are stealing a march on the garden design trends of the future.
So join us as we peek into the Home Gardens of our fellow Roundtable members!
Lesley and Robert