Furzelea, Essex, NGS

Today Modern Mint visited another garden in Essex that was open for the NGS (last week was Ulting Wick.) The garden …



Ulting Wick Garden, Essex, NGS

The National Gardens Scheme is well underway for 2014. Yesterday we saw the garden at Ulting Wick in Essex, owned by Phillipa Burrough and run by herself and full-time gardener Neil. This garden has been featured in Gardens Illustrated, and is renowned locally for the exuberant display of tulips in the spring. It was a real pleasure to walk around and superbly cared for – Phillipa herself was a pocket rocket dashing around with the lawnmower preparing for the big open day on Sunday 27th April. If you are free, do head to this part of Essex and take your …



Essex Herb Group

‘Heaven Scent’ is the topic of the next meeting of Essex Herb Group. Date: 17th May Venue: Farmhouse of the Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree Time: 2pm To book your place email – no prior knowledge of herbs necessary! And for one of the best writers about herbs…


What is Modern Mint about?

We design and build gardens in Essex and London – at least, that’s the simple nuts and bolts answer. But we are also influenced by writers like Seth Godin… How inspiring is his advice below on how your business could behave? Focus on doing the work Relentlessly get better Ship the work Rack up small wins Earn one fan at a time This encapsulates beautifully what we are trying to do and could just as well be the ‘About Us’ page on the Modern Mint website. We would love to hear from you about transforming your outdoor space. Perhaps you …