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Homebase Cornish Memories Garden

By garden designer Thomas Hoblyn. The majestic Cheesewrings on Bodmin Moor, the rock pools and beach streams of the Cornish coast and the gardens at Trebah and Trewithen have inspired award-winning designer Thomas Hoblyn to create the Homebase Cornish Memories Garden for this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011.

Homebase Cornish Memories garden by garden designer Thomas Hoblyn Chelsea Flower Show 2011

Conjuring up memories of childhood exploration of the region, Hoblyn has created a garden that promises to be a pleasing contrast to the familiar linear-style Chelsea gardens - easy on the eye, organic and natural - a calming oasis on the corner of Chelsea’s Main Avenue.

Homebase Cornish Memories garden by garden designer Thomas Hoblyn Chelsea Flower Show 2011

The garden will incorporate an ambitious granite-edged natural swimming pool and a striking glass-topped circular pavilion with accompanying shadow pool, set amongst wild, naturalistic planting. 

Homebase Cornish Memories garden by garden designer Thomas Hoblyn Chelsea Flower Show 2011

Hoblyn has chosen authentic Cornish granite to edge both the natural swimming pool and pavilion shadow pool and to form this basis of a ‘rivulet path’ that runs through the centre of garden joining the two pools.

Homebase Cornish Memories garden by garden designer Thomas Hoblyn Chelsea Flower Show 2011

Plants lists     


Aconitum ‘Ivorine’
Armeria
Asplenium scolopendrium
Asplenium trichomanes
Blechnum spicant
Briza media
Carex morrowii
Cornus controversa
Cornus kousa
Corydalis flexuosa ‘Blue Panda’
Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Bronzeschleier’
Dicentra spectabilis
Dicksonia antarctica
Digitalis purpurea ‘Alba’
Disporum cantoniense ‘Night Heron’
Dracocephalum
Dryopteris cycadina
Dryopteris wallichiana
Euonymus alatus
Equisetum hyemale ‘Robustum’
Geranium sanguineum ‘Album’
Hakonechloa macra
Hosta ‘Blue Angel’
Hosta ‘Halcyon’
Indocalamus tessellatus
Iris sibirica ‘Cambridge’
Leptinella squalida
Matteuccia struthiopteris
Meconopsis betonicifolia
Pinus sylvestris
Pinus sylvestris ‘Watereri’
Polygonatum x hybridum
Polystichum setiferum
Primula denticulata
Rheum officinale
Rhododendron ‘Cunningham’s Blush’
Rhododendron yakushimanum
Rodgersia podophylla
Selaginella helvetica
Semiarundinaria fastuosa
Taxus baccata
Tiarella polyphylla
Trifolium repens ‘Green Ice’
Viburnum opulus
Vinca difformis

Key plants
Cornus controversa
Cornus kousa
Dicksonia antarctica
Pinus sylvestris
Pinus sylvestris ‘Watereri’
Rhododendron ‘Cunningham’s Blush’
Rhododendron yakushimanum
Semiarundinaria fastuosa

Unusual plants
Dracocephalum
Indocalamus tessellatus
Meconopsis betonicifolia

Thomas Hoblyn

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