[DESIGN SHOW 23] Great & not so great British garden design

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In this episode Rachel continues her tour of Great British gardens and shows what to do and more importantly what not to do in your garden!

Hestercombe near Taunton in Somerset is the first garden featured in this episode. It was designed by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and planting was done by Gertrude Jekyll.

The attention to detail in the hard landscaping materials puts this glorious garden in a league of its own.

Complimented by the outstanding planting skills of Gertrude Jekyll with her attention on colour, clarity and form makes for a stunning combination.

Don’t make this easy error in your garden…

Great gardens are created through careful planning. Always put your ideas on paper BEFORE you build them and check everything lines up correctly!

A great garden in Gloucestershire

Bourton House Garden is a lovely garden to visit with lots of interesting box sculptures, colour borders and a lovely tea room!

Create a gorgeous garden yourself…

If you’d like to attend the free fast track garden design training mentioned, go to: https://www.successfulgardendesign.com/freeclasses/ and choose the class that suits your garden.

[DESIGN SHOW 22] Creating glorious herbaceous flower borders

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In this episode Rachel visits some wonderful gardens in the south of England and takes a look at what makes their herbaceous flower borders great… as well as not so great!

This lovely herbaceous border is one of the first parts of the West Dean Gardens. It looks great mid to late summer.

Gardens featured are Waterperry in Oxfordshire and West Dean gardens in West Sussex

The striking vegetable garden was hidden behind some stunning herbaceous borders.

The hot colours looked great and the shape and form of all the plants, combined with the colours made for a great looking border.

Further up the garden was this lovely pergola walk made from stone columns and covered with climbing roses, Clematis, Wisteria, jasmine and much more.

Details of the online garden design course can be seen at www.greatgardenformula.com

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[DESIGN SHOW 21] Plant Design Secrets & Beautiful UK Gardens

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In this episode Rachel visits the Beth Chatto Garden near Colchester in Essex and looks at what makes the famous planting schemes work so well.

She also visits a private garden close by to Beth’s garden that is sometimes open to the public at Little Bentley Hall.

And last but by no means least she visits the Waterperry Garden in Oxfordshire and show how to successfully plant in groups.

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[DESIGN SHOW 20] – Courtyard gardens & English cottage style

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In this episode Rachel gives us a guided tour of how the Spanish courtyard garden looks 7 years after it was first featured on Successful Garden Design as well as visits a tiny courtyard garden to help the owner give it a much needed makeover.

And we feature a tiny little Andalusian courtyard garden in desperate need of a makeover. Rachel and the owner Tina give a 2m x 2m space a very simple re-vamp and improve the visual size and interest with the use of a garden mirror and extra planting.

We also catch up with Sam’s garden who was featured on the Successful Garden Design blog last year. Sam did the Great Garden Formula course and has created a stunning garden as a result – we take a look at it 2 years on.

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[DESIGN SHOW 19] – Mediterranean garden tour & adding the WOW with colour

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Details of William and Robert’s fantastic mountain Med garden can be found here: https://www.jardinalpujarra.com/the-garden/

If you’d like to volunteer to help in the garden, details of how to do that are here: https://www.jardinalpujarra.com/the-garden/membership-and-volunteering/

And if you’d like to stay at their lodging, details here: http://www.cortijoopazo.com

Here’s what William and Robert had to say about their garden: “It’s a mediterranean mountain garden and as such, enjoys a climate similar to a mediterranean coastal climate, but with the added challenge of cold winters and the affect of altitude.

What we find is that plants that grow here will grow very well if looked after, and those that don’t will let you know by refusing to survive no matter what we do. The hardest thing is to get plants through their first year or two.

We are always looking for volunteers to help us since most of the work is done by just the two of us. Volunteers can be residential or can offer time on a regular basis i.e. one day a week/month/whenever they can.

We also have accommodation here at Cortijo Opazo or at our Green Mountain Yurt. We can prepare meals for guests and try to use produce from the garden if we can.

Most importantly, our garden is open on Fridays from April to the end of October and for events. We welcome groups to get in touch to organise specific visits, which can be on any day, subject to our availability. Groups should be 10 or more. If a group wants to stay over in the area then we can make suggestions as to suitable local accommodation.
There’s plenty to see in the Alpujarras, a unique and fascinating part of Spain, so a visit to Jardín de la Alpujarra could be a part of a bigger trip.

Refreshments always available for visitors.

The beautiful courtyard garden in Jimena de la Frontera house for sale can be viewed here: http://www.peterguyholdings.com/property/beautiful-large-house-in-the-heart-of-jimena-de-la-frontera/

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