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Country Garden in Surrey

By Hampshire based garden designer Jennifer Gayler. A beautiful blend of traditional and contemporary, including such features as a walled garden with potager, a croquet lawn with topiary, a wild flower meadow, a modern water garden, woodland area and a driveway lined with rhododendrons and woodland groundcover.  A garden to explore!

Country garden in surrey

In the image above stone terraces are planted with shrubs, perennials and bulbs for all season interest - Box ball, Choisya ternata and Euphorbia wulfenii all feature.

Country garden in surrey

A long grass path edged with a dynamic planting of different shapes and textures - Phormium tenax variegata, Berberis thunbergii atropurpureum, Pyrus salcifolia pendula

Country garden in surrey

Architectural Yucca cordifolia frame an iron pergola clad in Vitis cognetiae leading to a gate into the woodland.

Country garden in surrey

Here an oak pergola is overflowing with Wisteria sinensis and Clematis x jackmanii to give a tantalising glimpse of the wild flower meadow and orchard beyond.

Country garden in surrey

This handcrafted iron gate is draped in Rosa 'New Dawn' and Vitis cognetiae leading into the terraced walled garden.

Country garden in surrey

Steps edged with Alchemilla mollis and Allium giganteum lead to a manicured lawn edged with the evergreen Quercus ilex which will be shaped into globes as they mature.

Plants list

Click on any of the plant names below to read more about the plant and to add it to your own 'Plants I want' list.

Trees:
Quercus ilex
Tilia cordata
Sorbus hupehensis
Magnolia stellata
Cercis Forest Pansy
Liriodendron tulipifera
Carpinus betulus Frans Fontane

Shrubs:
Taxus baccata (Yew)
Buxus sempervirens (Box)
Choisya ternata
Euphorbia x characias
Hebe rakaiensis
Philadelphus Belle Etoile
Berberis x thunbergii 'Atropurpureum'
Viburnum tinus 'Eve Price'
Viburnum opulus
Viburnum davidii
Phormium variegata
Lavandula 'Hidcote'

Perennials:
Verbena bonariensis
Veronicastrum album
Lythrum 'Firecandle'
Lysimachia clethroides
Geranium pratense 'Mrs Kendal Clark'
Geranium renardii
Geranium Philippe Vapelle
Alchemilla mollis
Achillea Moonshine
Campanula lactiflora 'Pritchards Variety'
Digitalis purpurea Albiflora
Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus
Miscanthus Silberfeder
Stipa gigantea
Stipa tenuissima
Stipa arundinacea
Paeonia lactiflora 'Duchess De Nemours'
Paeonia Sarah Bernhardt
Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'
Sedum Matrona
Verbascum chaixii Album
Nepeta Six Hills Giant
Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus

Bulbs:
Allium giganteum
Allium Purple Sensation
Galanthus nivalis
Narcissus February Gold
Narcissus Silver
Tulipa White Triumphator
Lilium Regale
Nectaroscordum

By Jennifer Gayler