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 design a winter garden

If your garden looks drab and uninspiring at this time of year, it may have been planned in the sunny summer days. But if you can get your garden looking great in winter, it will give you pleasure throughout the year. Here are 5 tips for creating a winter garden. 1.      Create a garden with [...]

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The benefits of garden design

Getting your garden designed is a valuable investment. As Benjamin Franklin stated “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”. Here are 5 benefits of working with a garden designer to create your new garden. 1.    Garden design concept Firstly, a designer will help you by developing a design [...]

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Grow – cook – dine

Outdoor living and connecting with nature reduces stress levels and make you feel happy. It has even been suggested that gardening should be prescribed to patients through the NHS. Now that summer has arrived decamp outside to your garden, soak up the sunshine and enjoy the long light evenings. Grow Get your kids to connect [...]

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Making an Entrance – front garden design

We all know first impressions are so important and the same is true with our homes. A beautiful, inviting and well maintained front garden sets the scene for how the rest of the house is likely to look and this can add value to your property. With this in mind, it is surprising how often [...]

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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. Here are a few tips if [...]

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Making a splash in the garden – water features

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

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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 |2018-11-12T17:59:41+00:00December 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 and can shake off that duvet we have been hibernating under. Fling open the shutters and breathe the fresh air. Enjoy the vibrant world springing back to life. At last we can enjoy those long light evenings! Spring is also the start of the Japanese [...]

By |2018-11-12T18:01:35+00:00March 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 |2018-11-12T16:43:42+00:00August 26th, 2016|Garden Design|0 Comments

RHS Hampton Court – take aways

I spent an inspiring day last week wondering round the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. The show gardens were jam-packed with landscaping ideas, sublime planting schemes and new plants. These garden ideas can easily be taken home and used in our own gardens. The Red Thread Garden First of all, wondering through the Conceptual Gardens, [...]

By |2018-11-12T16:45:42+00:00July 14th, 2016|Garden Design|0 Comments