Becca Duncan

About Becca Duncan

I trained as a garden designer at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. I am passionate about transforming outdoor garden spaces into stylish, living and enticing places. I create gardens that reflect your personality and are sympathetic to the surrounding landscape. I listen to you and what you are looking for in your garden to enhance your lifestyle. I am able to offer expert advice on the best design solutions and the most suitable landscaping materials for your garden. I also create design solutions that are tailored to your budget. I am based in just outside Edinburgh in the East Lothian village of Inveresk and my work covers Edinburgh and the Lothians, the Borders and Fife.

How to create shelter in a windy garden

I am currently designing a couple of gardens where the views out across East Lothian and the coast are to die for. The downside is that the garden owners are rarely able to enjoy them from the garden as it is usually too windy to sit out and relax there. Here are a few tips [...]

By | 2018-03-31T08:57:57+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Updates|Comments Off on How to create shelter in a windy garden

Making a splash in the garden – How to introduce a water feature into your garden

Water is central to many gardens, from natural pools in Japanese gardens with stepping stones and bridges to formal rills in geometric Persian paradise gardens. By including water in your garden, you can turn an ordinary garden into a far more enticing space. We have just completed a garden in East Lothian, which has a [...]

By | 2018-02-17T10:19:19+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Updates|Comments Off on Making a splash in the garden – How to introduce a water feature into your garden

How to create an indoor – outdoor living space

We all love getting outdoors on those balmy summer days and chilling out with a glass of wine as the sausages sizzle on the barbecue on the sun-drenched patio. However Scottish summers can be all too fleeting. How good would it be to enjoy the outdoors, without getting soaked to the skin, hypothermia or your [...]

By | 2017-12-04T16:22:10+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Updates|Comments Off on How to create an indoor – outdoor living space

10 reasons to plant a blossom tree in your garden

We have just wound our clocks forward for spring. It's time to shake off that duvet we have been hibernating under through the winter months. Flinging open those shutters, we can breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the vibrancy of the world springing back to life. Not to mention those long light evenings! Spring [...]

By | 2017-03-30T12:10:34+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Updates|Comments Off on 10 reasons to plant a blossom tree in your garden

Garden Inspiration from the Netherlands

Mien Ruys Garden Earlier this month, a group of us garden designers had a sneaky trip to the Netherlands to visit Mien Ruys garden for a bit of garden design inspiration. Mien Ruys was an exceptional and inspirational garden designer and she is a true icon of mine. She studied garden architecture in Berlin in the 1920s [...]

By | 2016-11-24T16:09:40+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Garden Design|0 Comments

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show – Ideas to take home with us

I spent an inspirational day last week wondering round the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show with my Aunt and Uncle. It was jam-packed with inspiring gardens full of landscaping ideas, sublime planting schemes and new plants. These garden ideas can easily be taken and incorporated into our own gardens at home. The Red Thread Garden [...]

By | 2016-11-24T15:52:04+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Garden Design|0 Comments

Creating the Bones of a Winter Garden

If your winter garden is looking a wee bit drab and uninspiring at the moment, chances are that it was planned out over the summer months when folk are outside enjoying the sunshine. If you can make your garden to look good in winter, it is likely to look great throughout the year. Here are [...]

By | 2016-11-25T17:21:38+00:00 February 26th, 2016|Garden Design|0 Comments

How green is your garden?

Last week green issues were making headline news. The nations of the world  put their heads together at the climate change summit in Paris. They were attempting to come up with green initiatives for curbing carbon emissions and tackling global warming. Closer to home, we witnessed some of the effects of climate change. Storm Desmond [...]

By | 2016-11-25T16:57:37+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Garden|0 Comments

Gardens that evoke a sense of spirituality

I would say that the most memorable gardens I have visited are ones that evoke a real sense of spirituality. It is hard to put a finger on how the garden makers have achieved this. It doesn’t seem to bare any relation to the price of the materials used in creating the garden. One of [...]

By | 2017-05-19T13:36:39+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Garden Design|0 Comments