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Lloyds TSB Show Garden

The Lloyds TSB Show Garden is a modern garden with a traditional English feel. The garden aims to engage people of all ages and is a real garden, designed for real people.


The lawn is surrounded by an abundance of planting, which is controlled and held back by steel edging. The lawn leads to a bridge that crosses the rill into a sunken area for relaxation and entertainment. Here there is a seat that captures rainwater, which flows into the far pool. The space is covered by a louvered pergola that one of the trees grows through. Ferns grow below the floor, which is a metal grid, and a glass cantilevered table and weather-proof cushions surround the space.


The planting scheme follows Lloyds TSB colour palette with white, black, blue, green and gray tones. The plants are a mixture of traditional and some more architectural trees and shrubs.

Plant list (click on any of the green links for more information):

Aconitum (white and blue)
Arundo donax var. versicolor
Betula utilis var. jacquemontii
Buxus sempervirens
Chamaemelum nobile
Cornus sericea
Delphiniums (mixed white and blue)
Eremurus himalaicus
Eriobotrya japonica
Eucalyptus gunnii
Fennel (purple and green)
Ferns (mixed)
Geranium phaeum
Geranium phaeum 'Album'
Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'
Iris (black)
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
Lupins (mixed white and blue)
Luzula sylvatica
Lysimachia clethroides
Mentha (black peppermint)
Muehlenbeckia complexa
Nandina domestica
Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Papaver orientale 'Black and White'
Perovskia atriplicifolia
Phyllostachys nigra
Rosmarinus officinalis
Salvia x sylvestris
Sambucus nigra
Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'
Scabiosa (blue and white)
Stipa tenuifolia
Taxus baccata
Tulips (black)
Veronica (white and blue)
Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii'
Viola odorata