FLORIFEROUS FAMILY GARDEN
This floriferous garden is approached via wide steps – leading to a substantial paved family dining area with a potted herb garden.
A large lawn was created allowing substantial room for children’s activities. Densely planted borders edge the lawn, displaying all-year interest.
A Pergola draped with fragranced Jasminum official and Solanum jasminoides ‘Album’ leads to the rear of the garden housing a series of raised brick beds used for soft fruit growing, a concealed trampoline is also included for the client’s children.
The beds at the base of the Pergola are softened by Hakonechloa macra – the existing apple tree is accented by an abundance spring bulbs and shade tolerant grasses.
A variety spring bulbs and shade tolerant plants such as Pachysandra terminalis were used for underplanting the shrubs and trees. A mass of dark Heuchera ‘Taffeta’ at ground level sets off the canary yellow Phlomis russeliana and the bright red trumpet flowers of the climber Campis radicans.
Trachycarpus fortunei, Cordyline australis and Magnolia grandiflora provide an impactful backdrop for the remaining planting.