In this video Rachel visits the Bourton House Garden in Gloucestershire where they have used colour really effectively to create stunning planting borders.

Colour, colour, colour!

Lovely, but simple colour combinations were used throughout the garden. Each area had a specific theme like the white, silver and green borders shown in the video. I particularly loved purple, silver and blue border, in the photo above.

White, silver and green with a splash of occasional blue is a classic combination – Vita Sackville West at Sissinghurst made it particularly popular.

Towards the end of the main garden was the hot border – another classic and superbly done at Bourton House Garden.

In the final part of the garden, even green alone is enough, thanks to some very funky Buxus sculpting!

If you’d like to visit the garden yourself take a look at the Bourton House Garden website for details. And I can thoroughly recommend their cream teas! ;o)

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Rachel Mathews
Rachel Mathews

Professional international garden designer for over 30 years. My mission is to de-mystify garden design and make it easy for people to successfully design their own garden - without needing to spend a fortune!

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