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Image for Demand for gardens grows as outside space gets green thumbs up

Gardening has been well documented as being good for both our physical health and mental well-being.

Lock down has forced those with a garden or outdoor space to seek sanctuary and solace in their green retreat, during what has been a warm and sunny view couple of months. And the demand for gardens is set to grow the longer lock down measures continue.

A recent survey by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) – carried out in light of the cancelled Chelsea Flower Show this May – revealed that appreciation of gardens has doubled during lockdown; with seven out of 10 respondents saying their outside space has helped thei... more

Image for Summer fun at new Dorset community

A new Dorset community is celebrating summer with a special garden party and home hunters are invited to join in the fun!

New residents, interested buyers and members of the local community are invited to Bovis Homes’ Mildenhall location in Sherborne on Saturday 27th July, from 11am until 3pm, to enjoy a range of activities.

“We’ve got lots going on at Mildenhall on Saturday,” says regional marketing manager, Faye Cooper. “Guests will be treated to a range of drinks created by mixologists from local bar, Dark Bear – including some tempting gin-based concoctions – and we’ll also have a floristry workshop taking place b... more

Image for Care home garden gets a makeover thanks to local school and housebuilder

A local housebuilder has joined forces with St John’s Primary Academy to help with the creation of a sensory garden at a residential care home as part of Essington in Bloom.

Representatives from Bovis Homes joined pupils to help with the planting of the new garden at Cherry Tree Court after donating £800 to the project.

“We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to be involved in Essington in Bloom,” says regional marketing manager, Louise Macrae. “It’s a great initiative, which not only brightens up the village, but also brings the com... more

Image for Malvern garden challenge will take visitors back to school

A local housebuilder has stepped in to help a Worcestershire school take on the RHS Malvern Spring Festival’s School Garden Challenge for a second consecutive year.

Malvern Wells CE Primary School has received sponsorship from Bovis Homes for its entry into this year’s annual event. It is hoped that their creation, which is titled, will bring back childhood memories for visitors.

“The theme we were given for the festival this year was ‘,’” says Chris Bayley, a volunteer parent at the school. “We had some brilliant ideas from the pupils and after casting a vote,... more

Image for Church garden will be blooming marvellous thanks to housebuilder donation

A Somerset church garden will be blooming this spring thanks to support from a local housebuilder.

Bovis Homes has given £200 to St Mary Magdalene Church in Wookey Hole to help transform its outside space into a community garden.

“The idea of having an outdoor space in the village suitable for meeting, relaxing, playing, picnicking and reflecting has been around for many years,” says Julia Scarth, community garden coordinator. “Thanks to lots of support and encouragement from the people of Wookey Hole, the Church, the Parish Council and firms such as Bovis Homes, the idea is now beco... more

Image for Stylish outdoor entertaining for summer

With the weather getting warmer and evenings growing longer, what better way to introduce your new home to your family and friends this summer than by hosting a get together.

Whether it be a BBQ, garden party, or a quiet evening with some friends, take the opportunity to show them around you brand new home, and put your garden to good use.

Our pointers below should help you with everything from the lighting, seating, and most importantly if you're hosting a BBQ ... more

Image for Stylish ways to grow your own vegetables

Relaxing, gardening and entertaining friends and family are all wonderful ways to enjoy the outdoor space your new home has to offer. However, there's also something truly satisfying about using your garden to grow your own.

Growing your own fruits, vegetables or herbs doesn't always mean compromising on style and space. Many types of produce can be grown with minimal effort, and there are plenty of solutions to ensure your crops are in keeping with the rest of your garden.

So if you fancy getting green-fingered, but aren't quite ready to give up your garden for The Good Life, here are some fail-safe tips for growing delicious produce a... more


Make your garden your own

23 September 2015

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When you're looking to add to your new garden to make it uniquely yours, it needn't be expensive. More and more people are upcycling old items to revitalise their gardens and to give worn objects a new purpose.

What is upcycling? Simply put, it's a mixture of art and recycling. You can take a broken or unused product like a bath tub and use it for a completely different purpose such as a raised plant bed or a water feature. Upcycling has a positive impact on the environment, as you're re-purposing items which would normally go to the landfill.

Your creativity is what's going to make your garden stand out, and upcycling is a great way of making your garden ... more

Image for Plan your perfect garden with Bovis Homes

Now is the time to get your garden ready for summer! Planting a few flowers around the borders, or adding a bit of colour to some patio pots can brighten up any outdoor space.

If you’re thinking of laying top soil, sowing grass seed or need help on where to place your plants, here’s a handy infographic on planning your perfect garden... more

Image for How to create the perfect garden

Whether you’ve moved into a brand new home and have a blank canvas to work with, or fancy adding a splash of colour to your garden, here’s a handy infographic to help get you started. Take a look at our special planting timetable to find out what to plant and when.

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