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The Brewin Dolphin Garden by Cleve West - Best in Show 2012

Cleve West, designer of Best in Show Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011, came back in 2012 to win Best in Show Garden again. This time with a garden demonstrating the popularity of topiary in gardens.

Cleve West Brewin Dolphin Garden Topiary

 

Cleve West Brewin Dolphin Garden View

This garden celebrates the 250th anniversary of the sponsor, Brewin Dolphin, and the continuing popularity of topiary in gardens of all sizes since the resurgence of this art in the 19th Century.

The garden uses controlled structure including beech hedging and yew topiary forms as a contrast for looser layers of herbaceous planting.

Cleve West Brewin Dolphin Garden Gate

The yew forms, symbolic of the sponsor's history, stability and creativity, stand like sentinels among a tapestry of herbaceous plants to create a hint of mystery and timelessness.

Cleve West Brewin Dolphin Garden Terrace

 

Plants list   

Herbaceous Perennials

Crambe cordifolia
Centranthus ruber
Aconitum 'Ivorine'
Dictamnus albus var albus
Erigeron karvinskianus
Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'
Gillenia trifoliata
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Ruby Port'
Euphorbia wallichii
Mathiasella bupleuroides 'Green Dream'
Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'
Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis'
Geum 'Lemon Drops'
Acanthus mollis Latifolius Group 'Rue Ledan'
Iris sibirica 'Tropic Night'
Paeonia 'Buckeye Belle'
Campanula trachelium
Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia
Iris 'Gull's Wing'
Paeonia 'Red Charm'
Meum athamanticum
Seseli libanotis
Bupleurum falcatum
Centaurea Phoenix Hybrids
Heuchera cylindrica 'Greenfinch'
Cirsium rivulare 'Frosted Magic'
Linaria purpurea 'Springside White'
Digitalis lutea 'Flashing Spires'

 

Bulbs

Allium schubertii
Allium atropurpureum
Allium stipitatum 'Mount Everest'
Allium nigrum
Camassia leichtlinii 'Semiplena'
Nectaroscordum siculum

Ferns

Dryopteris erythrosora
Blechnum spicant
Cyrtomium falcatum
Asplenium scolopendrium Cristatum Group

 

Grasses

Anemanthele lessoniana
Briza media

 

Annuals 

Papaver somniferum
Agrostemma githago
Nigella damascena 'Midnight Blue'
Orlaya grandiflora
Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball'
Antirrhinum majus 'Black Prince'
Papaver rhoeas 'Bridal Silk'
Centaurea cyanus 'Jubilee Gem'
Salvia viridis 'Marble Arch Blue' (Marble Arch Series)
Nigella damascena 'Albion Black Pod'
Omphalodes linifolia
Daucus carota 'Dara'

 

Annual grasses

Pennisetum villosum
Hordeum jubatum
Cistus monspeliensis

 

Trees

Tilia platyphyllos 'Rubra'
Taxus baccata Fastigiata Aurea Group
Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula'

 

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Herbaceous Perennials

Acanthus mollis ‘Rue Ledan’ 
Aconitum Ivorine 

Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia

Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'

Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Ruby Port'

Bupleurum falcatum 

Campanula trachelium

Centaurea phoenix hybrids 

Centranthus ruber 

Cirsium rivulare 

Crambe cordifolia 

Dictamnus albus 

Digitalis lutea 

Erigeron karvinskianus 

Euphorbia wallichii

Geum ‘Lemon Drops’ 

Geranium pyrenaicum Bill Wallis

Gillenia trifoliata 

Heuchera cylindrica Greenfinch

Iris 'Gull's Wing'

Iris sibirica Tropic Night

Lamium maculatum White Nancy

Libertia grandiflora 

Linaria purpurea 

Mathiasella bupleuroides Green Dream

Meum athamanticum Spignel

Mukdenia rossii Karasuba

Paeonia Red Charm

Paeonia Buckeye Belle
Seseli libanotis

Bulbs
Allium atropurpureum 
Allium nigrum 
Allium stipitatum Mount Everest
Allium schubertii 
Camassia leichtlinii Semiplena 
Nectaroscordum siculum 

Ferns
Asplenium scolopendrium 
Blechnum spicant 
Cyrtomium falcatum 
Dryopteris erythrosora 

Grasses
Anemanthele lessoniana 
Briza media 

Annuals
Agrostemma githago
Ammi majus Graceland
Ammi visnaga 
Antirrhinum majus Black Prince
Centaurea cyanus Black Ball
Centaurea cyanus Jubilee Gem
Daucus carota Dara
Nigella damascena Albion Black Pod
Nigella hispanica Midnight Blue
Omphalodes linifolia 
Orlaya grandiflora 
Papaver rhoeas Bridal Silk
Papaver somniferum 
Salvia horminum Marble Arch Blue

Annual Grasses
Hordeum jubatum 
Pennisetum villosum 
Polypogon monspeliensis 

Trees
Fagus Sylvatica 
Tilia Platyphyllos 
Taxus Baccata 

Designed by Cleve West

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