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Luxury Living Garden

By Sussex based garden designer Anna Helps. This garden included a stunning and expansive porcelain patio area with knapped flint walls, an outdoor kitchen and an elevated dining platform allowing this client to entertain outside all year round.

The planting within the beds around the raised platform works to add privacy to this dining area, whilst attracting bees and pollinators. Salvia, Alliums and Gladioli work with Pittosporum tennuifolium and Cercis canadensis, whilst grasses add movement and extend the period of interest through the year.

Luxury Living Garden by Sussex based garden designer Anna Helps

Areas of lawn, soft planting, hedging and pleached trees allowing the area to merge with its wider setting and the back drop of the South Downs.

Luxury Living Garden by Sussex based garden designer Anna Helps

Planting that enjoys full sun and some exposure to wind have been selected for the large new patio area. This includes Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’, Alchemilla mollis, Carex and Arbutus unedo. Half standard Euonymus japonicus Bravo add vertical interest and sign post the change in level.

Luxury Living Garden by Sussex based garden designer Anna Helps

Yew hedging acts as backdrop to Hydrangea panciulata, Miscanthus Morning Light and Carex Evergold, creating an enclosed ‘pebble patio’ area.

Luxury Living Garden by Sussex based garden designer Anna Helps

Geums and Alchemilla mollis combine to give a frothy and soft planting effect.

Luxury Living Garden by Sussex based garden designer Anna Helps

Geranium Rozanne taking centre stage as underplanting to pleached Carpinus betulis.

Plant list

 

Alchemilla mollis
Buxus sempervirens
Stipa tenuissima
Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
Pittosporum tobira 'Nanum'
Prunus lusitanica
Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht'
Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'
Hemerocallis 'Gentle Sheperd'
Geum 'Blazing Sunset'
Geranium 'Rozanne'
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Teucrium fruticans
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Abbotsbury Gold'
Pinus mugo
Carex oshimensis 'Everlime'
Pittosporum tenuifolium (any variety)
Designed by Anna Helps

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