Enchanting Escape Garden
By Niki Palmer. Enchanting Escape is aimed at those with a love of plants, craftsmanship and a sense of fun.
The garden is ideally suited for both private relaxation and stylish socialising. Elegant and inviting, contemporary with a touch of eccentricity, this symmetrical garden also has a fairytale quality, as traditional interior style nestles into abundant planting.
The paving, Stonemarket's Avant Garde Etched Swirl, creates the impression of a carpet, while acting as wallpaper on the rear wall. Between striking yew spirals, stone benches provide a place to pause and enjoy the fountain.
Just beyond, a hand-crafted four-poster bed provides the focal point of the garden, the height of decadent outdoor comfort.
Meanwhile, the curvaceous forms of Myburgh Designs' Lily swings sway above planting, offering restful pleasure.
Colour and texture are opulent in this planting scheme - rich shades of burgundy and pink, fragrant roses, and a variety of foliage. The imposing multi-stemmed Betula utilis var. jacquemontii, selected for their white bark, can also be appreciated in winter when the bare trees are reflected in the mirrors.
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Anemone japonica 'Pamina'
Astilbe chinensis 'Hennie Graafland'
Astilbe chinensis 'Love and Pride'
Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Red'
Astrantia major 'Abbey Road'
Betula utilis var. jacquemontii
Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'
Cimicifuga racemosa 'Pink Spike'
Clematis 'Mme Edouard Andre'
Drypoteris affinis 'Cristats the King'
Drypoteris fortunei 'Crispa Cristata'
Geranium 'Pink Penny'
Hemerocallis 'Summer Wine'
Heuchera 'Palace Purple'
Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans
Hosta 'Thomas Hogg'
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ayesha'
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Freudenstein'
Liatris spicata 'Kobold'
Molinia 'Karl Foerster'
Penstemon 'Apple Blossom'
Persicaria 'Red Dragon'
Rosa 'Louise Odier'
Rosa 'Mme Isaac Periere'
Thalictrum delavyi 'Hewitt's Double'