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Cloudy Bay Sensations Garden

Designed by Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson. The Cloudy Bay Sensations Garden is designed to reflect the tasting notes of the Cloudy Bay wines. Using this as the basic concept, planting and flower colours, perfumes and textures are used to visualise the sensations experienced when drinking the wine.

Cloudy Bay Sensations Garden

Flower colour is used to create a splash of sensational shades across the garden. Deep blackberry notes contrast with raspberry reds and softer pinks, drifting into frothy whites and pale gooseberry tones. Roses, irises and peonies create intense colour depth and perfumes, set against a simple palette of oak and hazel coppice, woodland grasses and sweet woodruff. Gooseberry, raspberry and redcurrant are dotted through the naturalistic planting.

Cloudy Bay Sensations Garden

To the front of the garden the colour planting drifts into soft ornamental grasses and bulbs. A specimen medlar and a pomegranate create foreground interest.

Cloudy Bay Sensations Garden

Oak and charred oak are combined with limestone surfaces and sparkling water to complete the design as a garden of sensory delight. Tall oak panels create a sense of elegance and oak and hazel coppice with woodland fruit contrast the drama of the colour swathe that splashes across the garden.

Plant list:

Trees
Corylus avellana (coppiced)

Shrubs
Buxus 'Vardar Valley'
Euphorbia
Rosa 'Burgundy Ice'
Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'
Rosa 'Jude the Obscure'
Rosa 'Munstead Wood'

Fruit
Gooseberry
Raspberry
Redcurrant

Perennials
Angelica 'Ebony'
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Raven's Wing'
Anthriscus sylvestris
Aquilegia alpina
Aquilegia 'Black Barlow'
Aquilegia 'Blue Barlow'
Asarum europaeum
Astrantia 'Hadspden Blood'
Baptisia australis
Campanula trachelium
Cenolophium denudatum
Centaurea montana 'Jordy'
Convallaria majalis
Dianthus carthusianorum
Dianthus cruentus
Digitalis purpurea
Digitalis purpurea f alba
Dryopteris filix-mas
Dryopteris filix-femina
Foeniculum 'Giant Bronze'
Fragaria vesca
Gallum odoratum
Geranium 'Patricia'
Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis'
Geranium sylvaticum 'Album'
Hesperis matronalis 'Alba'
Iris germanica 'Deep Black'
Iris germanica 'Black Swan'
Iris germanica 'Quechee'
Iris germanica 'Roseplic'
Iris germanic 'Superstition'
Iris sibirica 'Dreaming Yellow'
Luzula sylvatica
Lychnis flos-cuculi
Mathiasella bupluroides 'Dreaming Green'
Myosotidium hortensia
Orlaya grandiflora
Papaver somniferum 'Black Paeony'
Paeonia 'Blaze'
Paeonia 'Bowl of Cream'
Paeonia 'Buckeye Belle'
Paeonia 'Duchesse de Nemour'
Paeonia 'Red Charm'
Polygonatum x hybridum
Salvia 'Caradonna'
Savia x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder'
Sanguisorba tsetseguun
Silene dioica
Valeriana officinalis
Verbascum 'Clemantine'
Verbascum 'Petra'
Verbascum 'Temptress Purple'
Verbascum 'Violetta'

Additions:
Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate'
Euphorbia x pasteurii 'John Philips'

Bulbs
Allium 'Violet Beauty'
Gladiolus communis subsp byzantinus

Grasses
Deschampsia cespitosa
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Garnet Schist'
Stipa gigantea