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Best of Both Worlds Garden

By garden designer Rosemary Coldstream. The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has teamed up with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and BALI Registered members to design and build a show garden, with support from horticulture and landscape students, at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Best of Both Worlds Garden RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2018 by garden designer Rosemary Coldstream

This space is designed for an imaginary couple, Jack and Sam, who have a small garden but differing tastes. To keep each other happy, they've split the garden into two equal halves. Jack’s side is more traditional with a country-garden feel and a palette of blues, purples and pinks, while Sam’s is more contemporary with a simpler mix of green foliage and golden grasses.

Best of Both Worlds Garden RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2018 by garden designer Rosemary Coldstream

Each of the gardens has a water feature, chosen to reflect the style of the space they are in. The hard landscaping is also carefully selected to match each design, with riven paving and warm-toned bricks on the traditional side, and sawn-edged dark pavers on the contemporary.

Best of Both Worlds Garden RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2018 by garden designer Rosemary Coldstream

The garden is created by landscaping apprentices, trainees and students on BALI’s GoLandscape initiative, supported by the RHS, which encourages young people to pursue a career in horticulture.

Best of Both Worlds Garden RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2018 by garden designer Rosemary Coldstream

The young designers, landscapers and contractors are mentored by leading industry figures and have gained invaluable experience working alongside renowned designer Rosemary Coldstream and David Dodd of The Outdoor Room.

Plant list

Trees and Hedging

Taxus baccata
Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'
Acer campestre
Carpinus betulus
Malus toringo 'Scarlett'

 

Modern Side

Asplenium scolopendrium
Buxus sempervirens
Dryopteris erythrosora
Dryopteris wallichiana
Pachysandra terminalis
Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet'
Agapanthus 'Midnight Star'
Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Heidebraut'
Achillea millefolium 'Red Beauty'
Echinacea 'Eccentric'
Calycanthus floridus 'Aphrodite'

 

Traditional Side

Alchemilla mollis
Hosta 'Francee' (fortunei)
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
Asplenium scolopendrium
Verbena bonariensis
Perovskia 'Blue Spire'
Achillea 'Lachsschonheit'
Achillea 'Terracotta'
Centranthus ruber 'Albus'
Dryopteris filix-mas
Erigeron karvinskianus
Polystichum setiferum 'Herrenhausen'
Geranium x riversleaianum 'Mavis Simpson'
Polystichum polyblepharum
Thalictrum delavayi
Potentilla nepalensis 'Miss Willmott'
Hemerocallis 'Neyron Rose'
Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'
Thymus vulgaris 'Silver Posie'
Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
Corokia x virgata 'Frosted Chocolate'
Ammi majus
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Teller White'
Rosa 'Wildeve'
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Thalictrum flavum subsp. glaucum
Anisodontea capensis
Rosa 'Gentle Hermione'
Rosa 'Queen of Sweden'
Eryngium x zabelii 'Jos Eijking'
Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian White' (Dalmatian Series)
Astrantia major 'Star of Beauty'
Salvia 'Amistad'
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball'
Astrantia major 'Florence'
Salvia 'Wendy's Wish'
Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum 'Variegatum'
Salvia 'Dyson's Joy'
Salvia x jamensis 'Heatwave Glimmer'
Scabiosa incisa 'Kudo'
Calamintha nepeta
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Cratus'