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Small Country House Garden

By Bedford based garden designer Graham A. Pavey. This is a delightful country garden which is opened to visitors each year.

The requirement was for a sitting area in the south east corner, which is the sunniest part of the garden, and a vegetable patch hidden in the north east corner.

Small country house garden

The gazebo was already existing and it needed to be incorporated in the new design. The large apple tree created a small headache but a woodland garden was created around its base providing another approach to the feature pond and sitting area.

Small country house garden

A traditional pergola was included, covering the entrance to the garden covered with roses and clematis. This opened out on the expansive lawn offering the visitor a choice of directions.

Small country house garden

Close to the house and the old gazebo steps lead to a small house garden with irregular paths and a planting scheme leaning heavily towards the winter and spring to provide interest from the conservatory all the year round.

Small country house garden

The pond garden with a circular sitting area positioned like an island over the canal-like pond. The path winds from the house around the gazebo, across the pool and passed the sitting area into the vegetable patch which is hidden in the north east corner.

Small country house garden

Plants list:

Click on any of the plant names below to learn more and to add to your own 'Plants I have' list.

PERENNIALS
Acaena 'Blue Haze'
Acanthus mollis
Agapanthus campanulatus 'Albus'
Agapanthus 'Headbourne Hybrids'
Alchemilla mollis
Anemone hupehensis 'Prinz Heinrich'
Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'
Aruncus dioicus
Astrantia major
Astrantia major rubra
Bergenia 'Abendglut'
Bergenia 'Silberlicht'
Brunnera macrophylla
Caltha palustrus 'Plena'
Carex 'Fishers Form'
Carex testacea
Delphinium 'Galahad'
Dicentra 'Pearl Drops'
Dicentra spectabilis
Dryopteris filix-mas
Epimedium perralderianum
Erysimum 'Bowle's Mauve'
Euphorbia myrsinites
Gaura 'Whirling Butterflies'
Geranium 'A T Johnson'
Geranium 'Ballerina'
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'
Geranium 'Mavis Simpson'
Geranium sanguineum 'Striatum Splendens'
Gypsophila 'Rosy Veil'
Helianthemum 'Wisley Pink'
Helianthemum 'Wisley Primrose'
Helleborus orientalis
Hemerocallis 'Stella d'Oro'
Heuchera 'Palace Purple'
Hosta 'Frances Williams'
Hosta 'Halcyon'
Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'
Hosta 'Sum n' Substance'
Iris laevigata
Iris laevigata 'Alba'
Iris unguicularis
Kniphofia 'Little Maid'
Libertia grandiflora
Liriope muscari
Liriope muscari alba
Miscanthus 'Cosmopolitan'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'
Molinia caerulea 'Variegata'
Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'
Nymphaea (red)
Nymphaea (white)
Polystichum setiferum
Rodgersia aesculifolia
Salvia 'East Friesland'
Stipa gigantea
Uncinia unciniata rubra
Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'

SHRUBS
Abelia x grandiflora
Acer palmatum 'Dissectum'
Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea Nana'
Caryopteris x clandonensis
Ceratostigma willmottianum
Choisya ternata 'Sundance'
Cistus 'Silver Pink'
Convulvulus cneorum
Euonymus 'Emerald Gaiety'
Fargesia nitida
Fatsia japonica
Hebe 'Mrs Winder'
Hebe rakaiensis
Hebe topiaria
Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'
Lavandula 'Hidcote'
Perovskia 'Blue Spire'
Philadelphus 'Manteau D'Hermine'
Phormium 'Jester'
Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'
Pleioblastus auricoma
Rosa 'Avon'
Rosa 'Graham Thomas'
Rosa 'Hertfordshire'
Rosa 'Pandora'
Rosmarinus 'Miss Jessops Variety'
Rosmarinus officinalis
Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'
Sarcococca hookeriana digyna
Teucreum fruticans 'Compactum'
Viburnum tinus

CONIFERS
Cedrus deodora 'Golden Horizon'

CLIMBERS
Abutilon 'Kentish Belle'
Clematis cirrhosa balearica
Clematis cirrhosa 'Freckles'
Clematis viticella 'Abundance'
Clematis viticella 'Alba Luxuriens'
Clematis viticella 'Polish Spirit'
Hydrangea petiolaris
Itea ilicifolia
Jasminum officinale
Jasminum officinale 'Argenteovariegata'
Lonicera periclymenum
Rosa 'Penny Lane'
Solanum jasminoides 'Album'
Trachelospermum jasminoides
Vitis vinifera 'Brant'
Vitis vinifera 'Purpurea'

BULBS
Galanthus nivalis
Leucojum 'Gravetye Giant'
Narcissus 'February Gold'
Narcissus 'Thalia'

Designed by Graham Pavey