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A Rural Muse

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 A Rural Muse designed by Adam Frost for Lands End Clothing

RHS Chelsea Gold medal winners in 2011, Adam Frost and Lands End return with a garden designed for a couple who have been inspired by the life and the walks of their local environment, and in particular by the famous peasant poet John Clare, who lived in their neighbouring village of Helpston.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 A Rural Muse designed by Adam Frost for Lands End Clothing

The garden will reflect the distinct and diverse countryside that inspired so much of Clare's poetry.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 A Rural Muse designed by Adam Frost for Lands End Clothing

Boundaries on two sides will simultaneously add effect to the garden and offer a superb habitat for wildlife with an Acer campestre hedge broken with crafted panels of local dry stone.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 A Rural Muse designed by Adam Frost for Lands End Clothing

A focal point at the far end of the garden will be a green oak framed shelter with a clover roof thereby providing for the UK’s ever depleting bee population and offering shelter and a calm retreat as would an oak tree on a rainy day.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 A Rural Muse designed by Adam Frost for Lands End Clothing

The materials have been selected to give the garden its regional identity and demonstrate how one material can be used in many different ways from gravel to boulders.

Plants list    

Trees            
Carpinus betulus         

Hedging   
Acer campestre          

Shrubs        
Cornus mas (multi-stem)
Corylus avellana
Sambucus laciniata
Salix rosemarinifolius
Salix bullata
Salix britzensis
Viburnum opulus              

Herbaceous
Alchemilla erythropoda
Alchemilla mollis
Anthriscus ‘Ravenswing‘
Athyrium filix-femina
Aquilegia alpina
Aquilegia ‘Yellow Star’   
Aquilegia ‘White Star’
Aruncus  dioicus
Astrantia ‘Buckland’
Briza media
Calamintha grandiflora
Calamintha nepeta
Campanula ‘Telham Beauty’
Campanula persicaria ‘Alba’
Campanula persicaria ‘Blue’
Carex muskingumensis
Carex lurida
Carex sylvatica   
Centaurea Montana
Centranthus ruber
Digitalis ‘Suttons Apricot’
Digitalis ‘Pams Choice’
Digitalis ambigua grandiflora   
Digitalis lanata   
Dryopteris filix mas
Erigeron karvinskianus
Euphorbia robbiae
Ferns
Filipendula ulmaria
Foeniculum vulgare Purpureum
Galaega officinalis
Geranium magnificum
Geranium ‘Mrs Kendal Clarke’
Geranium sylvaticum ‘Mayflower’
Hyssopus officinalis
Hyssopus officinalis ‘Rosea’
Iris siberica 'White Swirl’
Iris siberica
Iris siberica ‘Flight of Butterflies’
Iris siberica ‘Tropic Night’
Knautia macedonica
Linaria purpurea ‘Canon J Went’
Linum perenne
Luzula nivea
Lysimachia ephemerum
Lychnis ‘Jenny’
Lychnis ‘White Robin’
Persicaria bistorta ‘superba’
Polemonium ‘Hopleys’
Tellima grandiflora

Designed by Adam Frost