TRUG designs gardens for clients in Wirral and the North West.

07932 433595

Current project

Raised sandstone bed


The Leightons, Neston, Wirral, Cheshire

Paula and Tony spoke to me at RHS Tatton Flower show at my show garden, which they loved for my planting style. By the end of the following week we had established a good client-garden designer relationship and agreed to divide their garden design requirements into several phases for budget and time reasons. Phase I includes design and planting of a very large raised sandstone wall at the front of their property, and a very deep herbaceous border at the rear of the house. The sandstone wall has recently been completed and they are delighted with the results.

The planting

 The sandstone wall planted in a ‘contemporary meets prairie’ style. Plants were selected to complement the colours of the sandstone, and for their suitability to an exposed site. Although the majority of these plants are mature, some plants are small so not yet visible, as is the case for the 150 allium bulbs within the scheme. These plants will ensure year round interest but require very little maintenance. 

More planting and design for Phase I coming soon.....

Large border, north wales

Long, deep informally planted border

My clients Mal and Terry had acquired a large piece of land at the bottom of their existing garden. After removing some old  diseased trees and hedges (and two old septic tanks!), they were faced with a daunting expanse of mud.

We agreed the layout of the new garden and firstly made the path. This deep border was the first part of the garden to be planted. The soil is heavy so we incorporated plenty of grit. This photograph was taken one year after planting, and shows the persicaria, gaura and Kaffir lilies romping away! 

More of this garden to follow...

Stop Press - TRUG have won a Silver Medal at RHS Tatton 2018

Coming soon

Sleep Well show garden is donated and to be rebuilt at Wirral Autism Together, Bromborough Pool Garden Centre

Plant list for Show Garden


Sleep Well

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 18-22 July 2018

Plant List

1. Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’

2. Santolina chamaecyparissus

3. Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’

4. Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’

5. Sanguisorba ‘Tanna’

6. Agastache ‘Black Adder’

7. Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’

8. Echinacea purpurea ‘Milkshake’

9. Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’

10. Eupatorium maculatum Atropurpureum ‘Orchard Dene’

11. Salvia ‘Amistad’

12. Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurascens’

13. Verbena bonariensis

14. Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’

15. Verbena officinalis

16. Ipomea ‘Bright Ideas’


[1- 3] Paramount Plants (mail order)

[4] Crocus (mail order)

[5- 13] Dovecote Nurseries, Burton, Wirral

[14] Sarah Raven (mail order)

[15] Norfolk Herbs

[16] Goredale Garden Centre, Wirral

TRUG creates kitchen and ornamental gardens for clients in Wirral, Cheshire and the North West. We aim to make you fall in love with your garden, using appropriate plants and protecting wildlife wherever possible.  We create individual designs and planting plans for ornamental and kitchen gardens and offer a friendly advice and aftercare service to ensure you get the most out of your garden.

Tatton Park 2018

TRUG are creating a garden at the Tatton RHS show - please come and say hello if you visit the show:

If you would like to read more about the design and planning for the garden please read my blog:


TRUG can provide             

  • Free initial site visit 
  • Draft/concept sketches
  • Detailed plans 
  • Soil analysis
  • Planting plans and planting assistance
  • Visits to nurseries and salvage yards
  • Maintenance schedule
  • Liaison with landscapers and site visits


If you would like to discuss anything or request a quote please call or mail me:

Julie Dunn


0151 3361255 

07932 433595