Country House Garden
The garden is expansive with borders either side steps that lead from the terrace onto the lawn. To the west, the garden has far reaching views across fields and meadows where cattle graze and the sun sets.
Our clients wanted colour and they liked grasses; they also loved dahlias.
There are three main borders near the house and each has it's own identity yet are held held together by the use of repeated plants.
Held together by repeated themes
More Prairie in Style
Roses and Herbaceous
Late Flowering Border
For this part of the garden, we changed the shrubbery into a garden that erupts in colour in August and gets richer and more vibrant until the frosts in Autumn.
Maximising on the borrowed landscape
Once the shrubs were down colour went in exposing the borrowed landscape beyond.
What's not to like!
We've juxtaposed pinks with peach, reds with blues and it makes the scheme sing.
The border faces the house from this angle
Balance & Cohesion
Perennials, grasses and dahlias are repeated throughout so that there's balance and cohesion.
More Prairie In Style
Clipped topiary anchor this section of the garden
There are lots of grasses and we were lucky that many of them were already in the garden as mature specimens.
We rearranged them and bingo!
Roses & Herbaceous
Roses are centre stage amongst large terracotta pots placed nonchalantly
Here's how we got there!
The images below show the borders being prepared for the new planting scheme