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Large Country Garden Design in Surrey

Designed by garden designer Helen Elks-Smith MSGD. Traditional with a contemporary twist, this garden located on the outskirts of London is designed for relaxed family living and informal entertaining.

Large Country Garden Design in Surrey by garden designer Helen Elks-Smith MSG

A cool reflective water feature wraps around a large outdoor kitchen and dining area with unique pizza oven. 

Large Country Garden Design in Surrey by garden designer Helen Elks-Smith MSG

Smooth York stone paving creates a contemporary surface that is contrasted by the roughly textured boulders  & pebbles throughout the garden.  

Large Country Garden Design in Surrey by garden designer Helen Elks-Smith MSG

Large Country Garden Design in Surrey by garden designer Helen Elks-Smith MSG

Planting is textural and colourful with an emphasis on form and fragrance, underpinned by strong structural elements.

Large Country Garden Design in Surrey by garden designer Helen Elks-Smith MSG

Large Country Garden Design in Surrey by garden designer Helen Elks-Smith MSG

Plant list

Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom'
Taxus baccata
Acer griseum
Alchemilla mollis
Allium cristophii
Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis'
Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
Convolvulus cneorum
Cistus 'Silver Pink'
Asplenium scolopendrium
Viburnum davidii
Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears'
Choisya ternata
Sarcococca confusa
Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'
Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'
Primula vulgaris
Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'
Pulsatilla vulgaris
Osmanthus x burkwoodii
Perovskia 'Blue Spire'
Choisya x dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl'
Erigeron karvinskianus
Artemisia 'Powis Castle'
Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Ballerina'
Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii'
Osmunda regalis
Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora
Clematis 'Polish Spirit'
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii
Osmanthus delavayi
Aster divaricatus
Nandina domestica
Blechnum spicant
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendelturm'
Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea'
Clematis 'Elizabeth'
Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'
Viburnum carlesii 'Aurora'
Vinca minor 'La Grave'
Bergenia 'Bressingham White'
Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea'
Cotoneaster frigidus 'Cornubia'
Cotoneaster 'Rothschildianus'
Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'
Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade'
Euonymus planipes
Euphorbia mellifera
Hydrangea aspera 'Macrophylla'
Geranium psilostemon
Lonicera x purpusii 'Winter Beauty'
Clematis alpina 'Frankie'
Clematis cirrhosa 'Wisley Cream'
Clematis 'Etoile Violette'
Clematis 'Madame Julia Correvon'
Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Prinz Heinrich'
Alchemilla erythropoda
Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku'
Helleborus argutifolius
Anemanthele lessoniana
Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'
Helleborus x hybridus 'Harvington Double Pink'
Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Ruby Port'
Clematis 'Niobe'
Philadelphus 'Virginal'
Carex 'Ice Dance'
Viola labradorica
Anemone hupehensis 'September Charm'
Asarum europaeum
Allium atropurpureum
Geranium 'Rozanne'
Digitalis purpurea
Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris
Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten'
Agapanthus Headbourne hybrids
Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki'
Astrantia 'Roma'
Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate'
Amsonia tabernaemontana
Hebe rakaiensis
Polystichum aculeatum
Rosa 'Blush Noisette'
Rosa 'Mortimer Sackler'
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Syringa meyeri 'Palibin'
Vitis coignetiae 'Claret Cloak'
Prunus 'Shogetsu'
Iris sibirica 'Caesar's Brother'
Geranium phaeum
Cenolophium denudatum
Paeonia lactiflora 'Jan van Leeuwen'
Polystichum munitum
Daphne x transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance'
Iris 'Clairette'
Iris 'Pixie'
Achillea 'Mondpagode'
Astrantia 'Buckland'
Geranium nodosum
Symphyotrichum 'Coombe Fishacre'
Astrantia major 'Large White'
Origanum 'Rosenkuppel'
Pulmonaria 'Diana Clare'
Asplenium scolopendrium Cristatum Group
Rosa 'Aimee Vibert'
Narcissus 'Topolino'
Deschampsia cespitosa
Hakonechloa macra
Hydrangea arborescens 'Invincibelle Spirit'
Akebia quinata cream-flowered
Betula utilis 'Moonbeam'
Mahonia eurybracteata subsp. ganpinensis 'Soft Caress'
Narcissus 'Toto'
Polystichum setiferum (Divisilobum Group) 'Divisilobum Wollaston'
Verbena hastata f. rosea
Prunus maackii 'Amber Beauty'
Lonicera periclymenum 'Heaven Scent'
Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana
Iris 'Alida'
Euphorbia cornigera 'Goldener Turm'
Ilex crenata
Rosa 'Centre Stage'
Designed by Helen Elks-Smith

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