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Previously Featured Bloom Dream Gardens 2023

Looking for inspiration on how to plant your garden or outdoor space? Easy Steps to Dream Gardens is a series of garden designs from award-winning Bloom designers help you grow a show garden at home! Here you can see the design presented in 2023 - The Coastal Garden by James Purdy

This design comes with an easy-to-follow planting plan and planting list that can be implemented in your garden according to the time, space and budget you have available. Details of the garden and products can be found below.

The Coastal Garden  

The Coastal Garden - View from house

View from House










The Coastal Garden - Border Detail

Border Detail





James Purdy

Garden Designer: James Purdy





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The Coastal Garden

This east-facing garden is inspired by the Irish coast but will suit any location.

‘This garden is designed to be robust and will tolerate arid and windy conditions that are typical in coastal locations but it will work just as well inland and lends itself to a good family space,’ explains James Purdy, the Belfast-based garden designer and chartered architect.  

Everything in the garden has been chosen to withstand the elements. While the garden, once properly planted, is relatively low maintenance, James notes that ‘you can’t have a garden without being a gardener’. ‘Even a lawn can be intense time-wise so you have to be active.

To see what plants etc we have available online for or inspired by this garden click here >>>

If you're interested in last years "Natures Enthusiast" and "Shared Spaces Family Garden" you can view these here >>>

You can also find further information and download the full design packs from as well as finding plants from each design available to purchase in our store.