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Romantic seaside rose-garden

By Tallinn based garden designer Merilen Mentaal. This is an artist's garden who adores roses, especially the English roses.

Seaside location (in Haapsalu, Western-Estonia) makes the garden quite windy, whereas sea seems to give an extra vigor to it.

Romantic seaside rose-garden

The goal of the garden was to be truly romantic, soft and feminine, to inspire and to excite all five senses, also welcoming the wildlife.

Romantic seaside rose-garden

90% of the plants in the garden are roses, with a little help of perennials, few existing fruit trees and shrubs.

Romantic seaside rose-garden

Rose beds were designed in shapes of waves, imitating the bay area, separated by narrow gravel paths, edged by Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'. The main path in the garden is of local yellow limestone, laid on compacted sand-bed.

Romantic seaside rose-garden

The colours of roses throughout the garden change from white and cream, to light warm pink, to pink-purple-red, then into warm yellows and oranges.

Romantic seaside rose-garden

The favourites are Rosa 'Crown Princess Margareta', 'Evelyn' and 'Jubilee Celebration'. Main supporting perennials are Achillea 'Lachsschönheit', Alchemilla mollis and Nepeta faassenii 'Walker's Low'.

Romantic seaside rose-garden

Plant-list:

Roses
Abraham Darby
A Shropshire Lad
Chartreuse de Parme
Crocus syn. Emanuel
Crown Princess Margareta
Dominique Loiseau
Eglantyne
Evelyn
France Info
Gentle Hermione
Glamis Castle
Golden Celebration
Harlow Carr
Hyde Hall
James Galway
Jardins de l'Essonne
John Clare
Jubilee Celebration
L D Braithwaite
Lady Emma Hamilton
Madame Figaro
Nahema
Papi Delbard
Pat Austin
Paul Cezanne
Rhapsody in Blue
Ritausma
Sister Elizabeth
Strawberry Hill
Summer Song
Teasing Georgia
The Generous Gardener
The Pilgrim
William Morris
Winchester Cathedral

Perennials
Achillea millefolium 'Cerise Queen'
Achillea millefolium 'Hoffnung'
Achillea millefolium 'Lachsschönheit'
Alchemilla mollis
Astrantia major
Astrantia maxima
Lavandula 'Hidcote'
Lupinus 'Russell Hybrids' - puprle
Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
Nepeta faassenii 'Walker's Low'
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Scabiosa caucasica 'Alba'
Thymus praecox 'Albiflorus'
Thymus vulgaris
Verbascum chaixii 'Album'

Designed by Merilen Mentaal

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