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A Desert's Delight Garden

By Jack Dunckley. A relief from the blazing, arid heat of the desert that surrounds it, this calming, tranquil oasis is lush with exotic planting from around the world.

Hamton court flower show 2009 - desert's delight

The sound of trickling water soothes the mind and cools the atmosphere, creating a restful and relaxing haven.

Hamton court flower show 2009 - desert's delight

A stilted house captures the cooling breezes and offers a comfortable area in which to sit and contemplate.

Hamton court flower show 2009 - desert's delight

The entrance transports the exhausted traveller from an extreme environment to a luxuriant, fertile place, where the spreading leaves of the palms and bananas offer respite from the intensity of the desert.

Hamton court flower show 2009 - desert's delight

Plants list

Click any of the plant name links below to learn more.

Desert
Agave americana
Aloe saponaria
Olea europaea
Yucca gloriosa
Yucca rostrate

Oasis
Canna irridiflora
Canna 'Pretoria'
Canna Henlade Hybrid
Canna Soudan
Canna Stutgart
Canna edulus Purpuria
Canna indica
Musa basjoo
Ensete maureli
Alocasia Calidora
Colocasia Black Magin
Osmunda regalis
Polystichum munitum
Dicksonia antarctica
Sasa palmata
Crocosmia Lucifer
Ginger lilies
Cyperus alternifolius
Agave americana 'Mediopicta' Alba
Ensete ventriccosum
Trachycarpus fortunei
Philodendron
Ligularia 'The Rocket'
Ricinus