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Love Your Garden With Thorndown Wood Paints

Thorndown-Paint-Love-Your-Garden-With-Alan-TitchmarshITV’s Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh is a firm favourite with gardeners across the nation. The heart-warming and sometimes heart-breaking stories take us on an emotional rollercoaster throughout the series.

What I particularly love to see are the amazing array of garden designs that the team come up with, year on year. The planting is so well thought out and the variety of designs from big country garden borders, to more minimalist sensory spaces and edible beds, means that you are never stuck for inspiration for your own gardens, no matter what you’re trying to achieve.

Colour always plays a huge part in the garden designs and this spreads from plant choices to garden accessories and the paint colour that garden buildings, furniture, fences, trellises and pergolas are painted in. Paint colour can be dictated by the style or theme of garden they’re designing, or used cleverly for practical benefits.

SERIES 12, EPISODE 2 – Colour

This episode of Love Your Garden featured a garden design full of colour for Julie Richards who runs local community groups in Leicester including a community garden project but had no time for her garden. The team created a colourful space drawing on the vibrant colours of the Caribbean and Barbados.

They painted the boundary fencing with Thorndown’s Whortleberry Wood Paint, showing how you can use dramatic colours effectively in a small garden. The dark purple paint created the perfect backdrop for vibrant planting, helping to make the flower colours and greens pop and stand out more.

They also used paint to create more architectural colour features such as the posts painted in Peregrine Blue, Foxwhelp Red and Purple Divine. Peregrine Blue was also used on Julie’s shed and she was delighted with her colourful and vibrant garden, making special mention of how much she loved the purple 💜🦊🎨

EPISODE 1, 2021 – TAUNTON

Love-Your-Garden-mural-painted-with-Thorndown-Wood-Paint-and-wood-in-Launcherley-Blue_sqFollowing a break during the pandemic it was great to be back with the Love Your Garden team so close to our factory home in Somerset.

When the team contacted us we were delighted to be able to help out.

Rosie told us about their plans for a mural and as we’re quite involved with the Glastonbury Mural Trail and have supplied paint for a number of the murals, we connected them with the mural trail manager and Curator who set them up with Jon Minshull, a very talented local artist who we worked with on the Avalon Marshes mural.

They really had their work cut out for them on this episode with 2 garden designs to build in their usual very short turnaround.

In this show, inspiration for their garden designs was taken from stately homes to create some beautiful spaces for the Dunkirk Memorial House, and for the home manager Mel.

A run down section of the garden at the Dunkirk Memorial House was cleared for Jon to work his magic and paint this stunning Capability Brown landscape inspired mural with our Wood Paints.

Our Wood Paints are specifically engineered for exterior use with a very durable acrylic resin and VOC free architectural colour pigments that stay true and strong for many years. This makes them the perfect choice for an external mural as they’ll stand up really well to the weather and last for a very long time.

Jon created this breathtaking mural in record time with Katie helping to paint poppies as a lovely finishing touch.

The team also painted the pergola and garden furniture with our Launcherley Blue Wood Paint. This elegant and classical blue suited the stately home style perfectly and complimented the reds of the poppies and pelargoniums.

We’re very happy to hear that staff, residents and visitors have fallen in love with the garden, and think the team have triumphed again!

Mel’s Garden

The inspirational and very hard-working manager of the home also had a garden makeover.

An amazing transformation took place with a relaxed formal style that had nods to formal parterre garden layouts and borrowed landscape tricks that created a beautiful space for the soul.

Taking out the rear back fence opened up an amazing view of the Quantocks, and a bank with hedgerow planting was put in place to provide a natural boundary that is great for pleasing the eye and nature.

Her fences were painted with our Goddess Green Wood Paint that sat well with the countryside colours, planting and stonework.

A beautifully elegant space that she should be able to relax in and enjoy for many years to come.

Episode 8, 2019 – Birmingham

Thorndown-Dulcote-Stone-Wood-Paint-on-upright-posts-LYG-BirminghamA very moving story on a heroic young boy and the amazing charitable work that his mum carries out in his honour, ended the series with tears brimming from eyes.

Our Dulcote Stone Wood Paint was used on the upright posts in the garden flower beds, creating a sandy look to the design.

Dulcote Stone is a warm, natural and soft stone colour that compliments planting, timber and stone as seen in the featured image.

It was lovely to see such a beautiful space created for the family to enjoy.

Another stunning garden design by the talented, dedicated, and very soggy Love Your Garden team.

Episode 4, 2019 – Oxford

The build in this episode was epic so I loaded the truck with paint tins, brushes, donned my painting clothes and drove down to help for a couple of days. It was great to see the team again and get stuck in with the transformation.

Icolyn Smith set-up a charitable foundation to help and serve food to homeless people. At 88 she still serves food in the soup kitchen she set-up and this episode gives back to an amazing lady.

Tuesday 1st October saw this fabulous garden design delivered by the Love Your Garden team, with a little help from me and a paint brush.

Summerhouse: Greymond Wood Paint on exterior and interior + Bishop Blue Wood Paint on the rear wall and kitchen units

Metal Plant Arch: Greymond Wood Paint

Corner Shed: Bishop Blue Wood Paint with stencilling in Greymond

Chairs: Sundowner OrangeRowan Berry RedGromwell Green & Bilberry Blue Wood Paint

Screening: RAL Design 140 60 05 Wood Paint

Pebble-dash Kitchen Wall: Greymond Wood Paint

Breeze Block Wall by Corner Shed: Bishop Blue Wood Paint

EPISODE 1, 2018 – FAREHAM

In 2018 we launched Thorndown Paints and were delighted to be working with the Love Your Garden team again. The first episode featured Betty who is visually impaired. She needed a beautiful garden to relax in, that was easy to maintain and navigate, whilst reflecting her vibrant personality.

Boundary fencing was painted with our Greymond Wood Paint; a subtle off-white that helped extend her boundaries and offer a stark contrast to planting, illuminating the plants and flowers. Further illumination and reflective light was created with the installation of large mirrors on some of the fencing. A large trellis pergola was also painted in Greymond to create a cool and relaxing seating area. Along with planters painted in Greymond and light slabs for the ground, the Love Your Garden team created a beautiful garden that was really easy for Betty to navigate and enjoy.

By painting the step returns and railings in a dark colour, Bishop Blue Wood Paint, the steps up into the garden are instantly so much easier to see with the depth of step clearly identifiable.