In this Successful Garden Design Show episode…

Rachel visits Marks Hall Garden and Arboretum in Essex for inspiration on how to create modern and natural planting schemes with autumn and winter interest…

We look at how the addition of grasses and key plants into a border can prolong the length of time the garden looks good.

The purple-flowered Asters and taller purple Verbena bonariensis look particularly good in the autumn and early winter months, especially when combined with grasses.

Is there REALLY such a thing as a garden that looks good ALL year?

In this Design Show episode, Rachel visits Beth Chatto’s world-famous gravel garden to answer that question!

Gardens, of course, tend to look great in the summer, but what about the winter months? Beth Chatto’s gravel garden certainly looked great July as shown in the images above and below…

In this episode, Rachel compares the July planting to how it looked in November. Take a look at the video to see how it faired!

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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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