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.

5 reasons to place art in your garden

If you are an art lover, then why not add interest as you wonder round your garden, by extending your art collection out in to the garden? Add your own personality to your garden. Communicate your interests, with sentimental or large bold statement objects, abstract garden art or subtle [...]

By |2019-05-16T20:41:40+00:00May 14th, 2019|Garden Design, Updates|Comments Off on 5 reasons to place art in your garden

Using natural stone in your garden

Natural stone can bring character to your garden walls, patios, paths, steps, sculpture, garden mosaics and water features and looks good even in the depths of winter. Here are 5 tips for using stone in your garden. 1.   Use stone that matches your surroundings If you are looking to create a garden that looks like [...]

By |2019-03-01T10:54:19+00:00March 1st, 2019|Updates|Comments Off on Using natural stone in your garden

How to design a small garden with big impact

Our gardens are getting smaller these days, but they can still be a valuable space for getting outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and connect with nature. Here are 5 tips for designing a small outside space that packs a punch. 1.   Built in seating Work out what you want from your space, then distil your [...]

By |2019-04-01T16:56:56+00:00January 11th, 2019|Garden, Garden Design, Updates|Comments Off on How to design a small garden with big impact

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 [...]

By |2019-02-11T17:57:18+00:00November 12th, 2018|Updates|Comments Off on How to design a winter garden

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 [...]

By |2019-04-01T12:11:04+00:00September 25th, 2018|Updates|Comments Off on The benefits of garden design

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 [...]

By |2018-11-12T17:50:35+00:00August 6th, 2018|Updates|Comments Off on Grow – cook – dine

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 [...]

By |2019-02-11T17:46:08+00:00May 31st, 2018|Updates|Comments Off on Making an Entrance – front garden design

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 [...]

By |2019-02-15T17:33:39+00:00March 31st, 2018|Updates|Comments Off on How to create shelter in a windy garden

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 [...]

By |2019-02-14T16:58:51+00:00February 17th, 2018|Updates|Comments Off on Making a splash in the garden – water features

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 |2019-02-11T17:22:40+00:00December 4th, 2017|Updates|Comments Off on How to create an indoor – outdoor living space