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Suburban serenity

By Garden Designer Sara Jane Rothwell. In this garden a steeply sloping bank and dense copse proved to be a challenge in transforming the space.

Sara jane rothwell - serenity

The resulting fluid design creates an enchanting journey through and around the garden linking the 3 areas of terraced planting, woodland glade & meandering lawn together.

Sara jane rothwell - serenity

Bamboo
Fargesia nitida
Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis'

Climbers
Clematis armandii
Jasminum officinale

Ferns
Dryopteris erythrosora
Matteucia struthiopteris

Grasses
Carex buchananii
Hakonechloa macra 'Albo Aurea'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo'
Stipa arundinacea or Carex testacea
Stipa tenuissima 'Ponytails'

Herbaceous
Acanthus mollis
Alchemilla mollis
Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'
Allium schoenoprasum
Euphorbia amygdaloides var.robbiae
Gaura lindheimeri
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album'
Helleborus x hybridus
Helleborus niger
Hemerocallis 'Gentle Shepherd'
Heuchera 'Pewter moon'
Hosta Big Daddy
Hosta Sum and Substance
Linaria purpurea
Liriope Muscari
Nepeta racemosa 'Walkers Low'
Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'
Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum'
Penstemon 'Andenken an Friedrich Hahn'
Perovskia 'Blue Spire'
Persicaria affinis 'Donald Lowndes'
Phlox divaricata Blue Perfume
Salvia nemerosa 'Ostfriesland'
Schizostylis coccinea f.alba
Thymus serphyllum 'Minimus'
Tellima grandiflora 'Odorata Group'
Tiarella cordifolia
Verbena bonariensis

Shrubs
Berberis thunbergii Aurea
Buxus sempervirens
Choisya ternata
Crataegus monogyna
Fatsia japonica
Prunus laurocerasus
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
Leycesteria formosa
Mahonia aquifolium
Mahonia x media Charity
Philadelphus coronarius Variegatus
Phormium Yellow Wave
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto luyken'
Rosmarinus officinalis
Salvia officinalis purpurascens
Sarcococca hookeriana
Skimmia japonica 'Fragrans'
Teucrium fruticans 'Azureum'
Vinca major 'Variegata'
Vinca minor 'La Grave'
Virburnum x burkwoodii 'Anne Russell'
Viburnum x carlcephalon

Trees
Acer palmatum var. dissectum purpureum
Prunus x yedoensis

Designed by Sara Jane Rothwell

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