Four Seasons Garden

“A garden like no other!”  

                            (the comment from one garden judge!)

Welcome to our ‘Four Seasons’ garden website.

Never, even in our wildest dreams, did we imagine that a number of years after moving to Walsall our ¼ acre suburban garden would win two national gardening competitions, be featured in several television and radio programmes, be the subject of articles in magazines around the globe and welcome visitors from thirty-two foreign countries!  

Although we have had no horticultural training, and are totally self taught, we believe we have created something very special.  We have re-landscaped and planted our garden to be exciting in all four seasons. The garden is now used and enjoyed by our family and many visitors of all ages.

We have derived immense pleasure from doing this huge project together without outside help. It has been very satisfying to use so many skills, and to have done every task ourselves, despite us both having had full time jobs until retirement in October 2009.  All but two of all the plants in our garden have been planted by us.

We hope the photographs convey some of the pleasures our garden has given to our family, friends and visitors.

                        Marie and Tony Newton

Our other website on Flickr has very many more photos (see link below).

There has been considerable national and international interest in our Flickr photos.  There have been over eleven million picture views of our photos on Flickr.

In Flickr we have many photo albums e.g. “Spring”, “Autumn”, “Acers”, “Colourful foliage”, “Azaleas”, “Camellias”, “Bamboos”, “Creating Four Seasons Garden”, “Upper garden”, “Middle garden”, “Lower garden” and many more!

Summary of our ‘Four Seasons’ garden achievements:


Winner Walsall in Bloom large rear garden category


Winner of the Daily Mail National Garden Competition


Winner ‘Overall Gardener of the Year’ Garden News National Competition

BBC2 Gardeners’ World half-hour television ‘special’, showing our garden in all four seasons. 

Featured in magazines in China ‘Floral Time’ and Holland 'Home and Garden'


Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time feature

In one day, featured in Daily Mail, Express, Sun, Mirror and Telegraph

Romanian magazine ‘Adevarul’

BBC News photo gallery website “In pictures: Spectacular autumn colours in Walsall garden”


Featured in National Geographic Traveler (China) magazine


Great British Garden Revival, trees episode.

Featured in magazines in Greece, Romania and New Zealand


In one day, featured in Daily Mail, Times and Guardian.

Featured in Russian magazine.


6 January, ITV “Britain’s Best Back Gardens”.  Ranked by Alan Titchmarsh as the winner of the TV episode: Impossible Gardens, by creating a showcase standard garden ....... whatever the weather or season!


Views of our garden photos on Flickr reached

13 million.

Please do not download our photo images from this website to use for publication or any commercial reason without our permission.

© All Rights Reserved for all our images on this website. Images may not be copied, reproduced, published or distributed in any medium without the expressed written permission of the copyright holder.

We have been a member of the National Garden Scheme (ngs) since January 2008

Our house plaque


During the years 2006-2016 we very much enjoyed sharing our garden during charity open days.  Since 2006 we have welcomed more than 13,500 visitors and raised over £44,000 for charities. Our main beneficiary has been the National Garden Scheme.

We are pleased to announce that we will be opening the garden on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May 2019.


There are many photos on this site, which may make some pages slow to open. However, we trust that your patience will be rewarded by some enjoyable pictures.

We have very many more photos of our Four Seasons garden on Flickr.

To view these, please click on the Flickr link below