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The Daily Telegraph Garden by Andy Sturgeon - Best in Show 2010

Inspired by travel, this contemporary gravel garden brings together flavours of the Southern Cape, the maquis shrubland of the Mediterranean, the chaparral of California and Mexico and the matorral of central Chile.

Inspired by travel, this contemporary gravel garden brings together flavours of the Southern Cape, the maquis shrubland of the Mediterranean, the chaparral of California and Mexico and the matorral of central Chile.

Daily Telegraph Chelsea 2010

Corten steel screens slice through the design, fusing architectural and sculptural qualities to define spaces and control views within the garden.

Daily Telegraph Chelsea 2010

Open clearings of sparsely planted gravel provide places to pause on a journey that culminates in a courtyard at the rear, where the shade of a stately cork oak and the sound of running water combine to create a contemplative retreat.

Daily Telegraph Chelsea 2010

Daily Telegraph Chelsea 2010

Plants list

Trees

Schinus molle
Quercus suber

 

Perennials

Stipa tenuissima
Eschscholzia californica
Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht'
Alchemilla erythropoda
Lychnis coronaria
Eryngium giganteum
Prostanthera cuneata
Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'
Santolina pinnata subsp. neapolitana 'Edward Bowles'
Dianthus carthusianorum
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Libertia peregrinans
Onopordum acanthium
Nectaroscordum siculum
Verbascum bombyciferum 'Polarsommer'
Tulbaghia violacea
Verbascum phoeniceum 'Violetta'
Verbascum 'Clementine'
Anthericum liliago
Eryngium bourgatii
Eryngium giganteum 'Silver Ghost'
Crithmum maritimum
Dianella revoluta 'Little Rev'

 

Shrubs

Arbutus unedo
Myrtus communis
Pittosporum tobira
Polystichum setiferum
Carex testacea
Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea'
Rhaphiolepis umbellata
Dasylirion serratifolium
Westringia fruticosa
Ozothamnus ledifolius
Pennisetum setaceum 'Sky Rocket'
Ilex crenata

 

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Trees
Quercus suber
Schinus molle

Perennials
Stipa tenuissima
Anthericum liliago
Anthemis tinctoria 'E.C.Buxton'
Eryngium giganteum
Eryngium giganteum 'Silver Ghost'
Eryngium bourgatii
Eryngium bourgatii 'Graham Thomas'
Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht'
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'
Burpleurum longifolium 'Bronze'
Dianella revoluta 'Little Rev'
Verbascum phoeniceum 'Violetta'
Lychnis coronaria
Iris germanica 'Sultan's Palace'
Iris germanica 'Naivasha'
Alchemilla erythropoda
Santolina 'Edward Bowles'
Prostanthera cuneata
Pilosella aurantica
Euphorbia melllifera
Thymus pseudolanguinosus
Dianthus carthusianorum
Marrubium 'All Hallows Green'
Onopordum acanthium
Verbascum bombyciferum 'Polar Summer'
Verbascum 'Clementine'
Eschscholzia californica
Crithmum maritimum
Libertia peregrinans
Helianthemum 'Copper Knob'
Nectaroscordum siculum
Tulbaghia violacea

Shrubs
Westringia fruticosa
Pittosporum tobira
Leptospermum scoparium
Rhaphiolepis umbellata
Grevillea gracilis 'Alba'
Myrtus communis 'Tarentina'
Pennisetum setaceum
Arbutus unedo
Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea'
Dasylirion serratifolium
Polystichum setiferum
Rosemarinus prostratus
Carex testacea
Ilex crenata
Ozothamnus ledifolius
Myrtus communis

See RHS coverage of this garden here.