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A traditional family garden

By London based garden designer Pippa Schofield. After building a new conservatory it became clear that the view out onto the garden needed improving. 

A traditional family garden By London based garden designer Pippa Schofield

The family wanted a patio with plenty of space to entertain and ‘masses of colourful flowers’ throughout the year. A new sandstone terrace was built and a beautiful statue was moved to create a focal point towards the end of the garden.

A traditional family garden By London based garden designer Pippa Schofield

Pleached Hornbeam trees were planted across the back of the garden to screen the neighbours and deep planting beds added to draw the eye up the garden.

A traditional family garden By London based garden designer Pippa Schofield

A traditional family garden By London based garden designer Pippa Schofield

The garden shed was hidden under exuberant climbing roses and clematis and lovely textural plants were added with colourful leaves which last so much longer than flowers. 

A traditional family garden By London based garden designer Pippa Schofield

Plant list

Alchemilla mollis
Trachelospermum jasminoides
Buxus sempervirens
Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'
Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve'
Penstemon 'Andenken an Friedrich Hahn'
Perovskia 'Blue Spire'
Choisya x dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl'
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae
Phyllostachys aurea
Phyllostachys nigra
Iris 'Jane Phillips'
Pittosporum tobira 'Nanum'
Heuchera americana 'Plum Pudding'
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii
Nandina domestica
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'
Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra'
Carpinus betulus
Sisyrinchium striatum 'Aunt May'
Parthenocissus henryana
Knautia macedonica
Rosa 'Alberic Barbier'
Stipa arundinacea
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart'
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
Libertia grandiflora
Kniphofia uvaria
Cotinus 'Grace'
Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea'
Geranium 'Rozanne'
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Variegatum'
Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit'
Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora (Thompson & Morgan)
Polystichum aculeatum
Tiarella 'Spring Symphony'
Liriope muscari 'Monroe White'
Iris 'Cliffs of Dover'
Heuchera 'Berry Smoothie'
Lonicera 'Mandarin'
Rosa 'Sir Paul Smith'
Mahonia eurybracteata subsp. ganpinensis 'Soft Caress'
Rosa 'The Lady Gardener'
Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea
Designed by Pippa Schofield

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