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Brighton seafront garden

By Brighton garden designer Nick Dexter. The garden is located close to Brighton seafront and experiences coastal winds and salt spray. 

The plants need to be tough and resilient so we looked to nature for inspiration.

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Being a small garden the plant palette combined long flowering sub-shrubs, self supporting perennials and structural grasses.

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The Regency architecture of the property is well proportioned and understated. The format of the garden is also simple - based on a grid. A new wall divides these two seating areas and also forms a backdrop for movement plants.

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Water flows from a pool near the house and drops into a lower water feature adjacent to a new deck.

Plants include:

Genista lydia
Phlomis fruiticosa
Phormium 'Bronze Baby'
Phyllostachys nigra
Populus tremula
Santolina chamaecyparissus
Sorbus aria 'Lutescens'
Lavandula angustifolia
Achillea 'Moonshine'
Allium schoenoprasum
Festuca glauca
Knautia macedonica
Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus'
Pennisetum villosum
Salvia officinalis 'Purpurea'
Sedum x telephium 'Autumn Joy'
Stipa arundunacea
Thymus 'Siver Posie'
Verbena bonariensis

Designed by Nicholas Dexter

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