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.

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+00:00February 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+00:00December 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+00:00October 5th, 2015|Garden Design|0 Comments

I never promised you a rose garden

A couple of years ago I created a rose garden in a cemetery in central Edinburgh. As a result, I have been fired up a passion for these enchanting shrubs that I know my grandmother always adored. She had a beautiful English country garden where she and my grandfather introduced me to a few of their [...]

By |2017-05-19T13:59:29+00:00August 6th, 2015|Garden|0 Comments

A garden lover’s tour of Norway

Norway is renowned for it's spectacular landscapes, with it's mountains and fjords, reindeers and trolls. It has been high on my wish list of places to visit for some years now. Firstly, we started our trip in Oslo, staying in an Airbnb flat. This was in the achingly trendy and alternative suburb of Grunerlokka. It [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:42:31+00:00July 30th, 2015|Garden|0 Comments

The Poison Garden – unearthing the evil properties of plants!

Although it was a bit of a dreich day on Good Friday, we decided to get the waterproofs out and have a day out at Alnwick Gardens in Northumberland. Garden designer, Jacques Wirtz recently designed these gardens and development of the gardens is still ongoing. After wondering through  the bamboo maze, watching children squealing with delight [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:12:42+00:00April 8th, 2015|Garden|0 Comments