We help you create artful, vivid and exotic gardens with our garden furniture, pots, planters and more. Achieve a beautiful urban garden with our online shop.

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Following the principles of the historic Gardenesque movement, our gardenware products encompass style and practicality, designed to accentuate the natural beauty of any outdoor space.

Coined by John Claudius Loudon, the Gardenesque garden movement aimed to create more artful, vivid and exotic gardens, focusing on beauty in detail. Based in London, our products help people achieve this in urban and suburban environments. Through the Gardenesque online shop, unique gardenware is made accessible to all, allowing city dwellers to create a sanctuary from city life.

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Our approach is grounded in historic roots, with ranges inspired by the original Gardenesque movement. References are made through subtle accents and details, with products designed to provide functional compliments to all gardens, regardless of size and location.

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Our values

There are three key values to Gardenesque: discovery, showcasing and naturalism

Nature

Discovery

Inspired by centuries of plant collectors, we continually seek new ideas and concepts to build into our gardenware. Often we need to look back to look forward, which is why many of our designs combine historic values with contemporary concepts.

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Showcasing

The Gardenesque movement was characterised by the collectors’ approach, which sought to showcase individual plants. Using craftsmanship and carefully considered materials, our products allow this notion to transcend into today’s world, ensuring gardens are enjoyed at their very best.

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Naturalism

We believe in respecting the purity of natural materials. Our design and manufacturing processes accentuate the original qualities of every material used, which in turn emphasises the natural beauty found in every garden.

History of the Gardenesque movement

John Claudius Loudon coined the term 'Gardenesque' in 1832 in accordance with his principle of recognition, asserting that the garden should be recognised as a work of art.

Contrasting the Picturesque movement, which championed the beauty of natural landscapes, the Gardenesque movement sought to highlight the beauty of exotic plants, which were transforming the landscape of English gardening. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries plant hunters risked their lives to transport exotic plants to the West. Loudon believe the Picturesque garden hindered a deserving appreciation of these botanic curiosities.

The Gardenesque garden was well-considered and respectful to the beauty of each plant. All trees and shrubs were positioned and managed in such a way that the character of each plant could be displayed to its full potential. A more relaxed and adventurous form of gardening became popular, defined by its accessibility to all gardeners, who could showcase large varieties of interesting plants, regardless of their location or plot size.

Whilst the Gardenesque movement prevailed, botanical art was also enjoying its most illustrious era, with scientific drawings used to record the appearance of plants, flowers, seeds and leaves. Even since the development of photography, the art form has remained popular and continues to captivate botanists and the general public in the present day.

The fascination in plants and their detailed identity has transcended centuries, and is ever present in modern life. With increasing numbers of botanical enthusiast and gardeners residing in urban locations, the importance of showcasing natural forms within confined or limited spaces has never been more crucial.

It is these circumstances, combined with inspiration from Loudon and botanical artists, that have driven and continue to inspire Gardenesque.

John Claudius Loudon portrait
  • Picturesque movement reigns precedent

  • Gardenesque movement begins to evolve from Picturesque movement

  • John C. Loudon coins term 'Gardenesque' and the movement gains impetus

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