Mediterranean Chalk Garden - Kent

...as featured on BBC Radio Kent and BBC1 6 o'clock News

Design Brief

The space for consideration was part of a large country garden and resided over solid chalk with a hillside view. Planting needed to be low maintenance and able to survive periods of drought and exposure to all that the elements could throw at it. In keeping with the rural location, the plants had to be not only capable of providing seasonal colour but also give a hint of the Kentish landscape around it.

The main view

The main view

Alliums and gold Philadelphus

Alliums and gold Philadelphus

The hillside aspect

The hillside aspect

Poppies through the hops

Poppies through the hops

Riots of colour

Riots of colour

Winding pathways

Winding pathways

Sample plants

Humulus lupulus 'Aureus', Stipa tenuissima, Papaver (oriental hybrid), Allium giganteum, Eryngium bourgatii, Viburnum x bodnantense, Arbutus unedo, Rosmarinus officinalis

Materials

10mm shingle, 20mm Caledonian pebbles, large cobbles

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