Acres Wild gardens have been featured in a variety of publications including The Times, Sunday Times, The Financial Times and the Independent On Sunday. We have also been featured in many magazine articles, some which are available to download as PDF files:

Creating Garden Ponds and Water Features” (HarperCollins 2001) was the first book authored, illustrated and photographed by directors Debbie Roberts and Ian Smith:

“…This is a book for the more creative gardener…who is looking for the ideas and inspiration to introduce something into their garden that is a bit different from the norm…” RHS The Garden

“…Treat yourself to a visual feast in the pages of this lovely book. As practical as it is stylish…” Ponds Magazine USA

Acres Wild designed gardens and photography have also been published in numerous books including Garden Style – A Book of Ideas by Heidi Howcroft and Marianne Majerus (Octopus 2023), Garden Style – A Book of Ideas by Heidi Howcroft and Marianne Majerus (Rizzoli New York 2023), New Wild Garden by Ian Hodgson (Frances Lincoln 2021), The Naturally Beautiful Garden by Kathryn Bradley-Hole (Rizzoli Books 2021), The RHS Encyclopaedia of Garden Design edited by Chris Young (Dorling Kindersley 2017), Great Garden Design by Ian Hodgson (Frances Lincoln 2015), Garden Design – A Book of Ideas by Heidi Howcroft and Marianne Majerus (Octopus 2015), Garden Design Close-Up by Emma Reuss (Thames & Hudson 2014), Der Naturgarten: Planen – Gestalten – Pflegen by Alexandra Rigos, Jurgen Becker and Marianne Majerus (2013), Design Your Garden by Caroline Tilston (Wiley 2008), Rooftop and Terrace Gardens by Caroline Tilston (Wiley 2008), The Book of Plans for Small Gardens edited by Andrew Wilson (Mitchell Beazley 2007), Designing and Renovating Larger Gardens by Douglas Coultart (Timber Press 2007), Modern Family Gardens by Caroline Tilston (2006), The Book of Garden Plans edited by Andrew Wilson (Mitchell Beazley 2004), John Brookes Garden Masterclass (Dorling Kindersley 2002), Gardens with Atmosphere – Creating Gardens with a Sense of Place by Arne Maynard and Sue Seddon (Conran Octopus 2001), Contemporary: Water Gardens by David Stevens (Conran Octopus 2000) and most notably The Modern Garden Makers (Ward Lock 1999) and British Landscape Designers and their Creations (Stichting Kunstboek 2004) where a total of ten early Acres Wild gardens are featured, all designed and photographed by Debbie and Ian.


Ian and Debbie, along with a variety of their designed gardens, have also been featured on television, firstly in the pioneer BBC TV series Gardens By Design, the southern arts programme The Pier, The Garden Makers with Joe Swift and most recently on BBC TV Gardeners World where Ian is seen showing Joe Swift around an East Sussex country garden focussing the moods and atmospheres created by water (see left).  Find episode 32 on the BBC iPlayer and fast forward to 6:40mins.