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The Daily Telegraph Garden by Cleve West - Best in Show 2011

The garden is loosely inspired by a visit the designer made to the Roman ruins at Ptolemais, Libya, several years ago which planted the seed in his mind to create a contemporary, sunken garden for The Telegraph.

The Daily Telegraph Garden 2011 full view

"This Best in Show garden may at first glance look like an excavated Roman ruin; large column sculptures which are repeated through the design. One, lying on the ground, looks as if it has fallen giving the garden a sense of time passed.

The Daily Telegraph Garden 2011 columns and planting

Playing with this idea of time elapsing Cleve has also used plants which self-seed and has placed them as if they've drifted around the garden on a breeze filling the earthy tones of the hard landscaping with accents of yellow from parsnips grown on Cleve's own allotment and red from Dianthus cruentus." (BBC)

The Daily Telegraph Garden 2011 water feature

The garden explores how juxtaposing traditional and contemporary elements can bring a sense of permanence to a garden. Key features include a novel sunken space, using reclaimed Cotswold stone for paving and walls, beautiful trees (Sophora japonica or Japanese Pagoda Tree), and stunning contemporary sculpture.

Visitors will appreciate the contrast between the garden’s rigid framework of traditional drystone walling, contemporary sculpture and the informal planting style. Structural yew and box offer familiar structure and a foil for looser plant associations, while self-seeders and colonisers suggest that  parts of the garden will shift and change in time, albeit within a rigid framework.

Plants list   

 

Tree

Styphnolobium japonicum

 

Shrubs

Taxus baccata
Phlomis fruticosa
Buxus sempervirens
Salvia rosmarinus
Westringia fruticosa

 

Herbaceous

Euphorbia myrsinites
Erigeron karvinskianus
Origanum vulgare
Alchemilla erythropoda
Sisyrinchium idahoense
Libertia grandiflora
Euphorbia cyparissias 'Fen's Ruby'
Geranium sanguineum 'Album'
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'
Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis'
Acanthus mollis Latifolius Group 'Rue Ledan'
Scabiosa columbaria subsp. ochroleuca
Ligusticum scoticum
Centaurea Phoenix Hybrids
Eryngium eburneum
Dianthus cruentus
Stylophorum lasiocarpum
Hedera colchica 'Dendroides'
Sempervivum 'Maia'
Acaena microphylla 'Kupferteppich'
Potentilla atrosanguinea
Clinopodium menthifolium
Papaver rupifragum
Sagina subulata var. glabrata 'Aurea'
Achillea aegyptiaca var. taygetea

 

Grasses

Stipa gigantea
Sesleria nitida
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Pixie Fountain'

 

Ferns

Blechnum spicant
Cyrtomium falcatum
Polystichum braunii

 

Bulbs

Allium schoenoprasum
Allium schubertii
Allium atropurpureum
Allium nigrum
Allium moly

 

Clematis

Clematis 'Arabella'
Clematis x diversifolia 'Hendersonii'

 

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Tree
Sophora japonica

Shrubs
Buxus sempervirens
Myrtus communis ssp ‘Tarentina’
Phlomis fruticosa
Rosmarinus officinalis
Taxus baccata
Westringia fruticosa

Herbaceous
Acaena microphylla ‘Copper Carpet’
Acanthus mollis ‘Rue Ledan’
Achillea ‘Taygetea’
Alchemilla erythropoda
Anthriscus sylvestris ‘Ravenswing’
Artemisia stelleriana ‘Valerie Finnis’
Bupleurum perfoliatum longifolium
Calamintha sylvatica ‘Menthe’
Centaurea Phoenix Hybrids
Centranthus albiflorus
Dianthus cruentus
Dianthus myrtinervius
Erigeron karvinskianus
Eryngium eburneum
Euphorbia myrsinites
Euphorbia cyparissias ‘Fens Ruby’
Foeniculum vulgare purpureum
Geranium pyrenaicum ‘Bill Wallis’
Geranium sanguineum ‘Album’
Hedera
Iris setosa
Libertia grandiflora
Ligusticum scoticum
Origanum vulgare
Papaver rupifragum
Pastinaca sativa
Potentilla atrosanguinea
Sagina subulata var. glabrata ‘Aurea’
Salvia nemorosa
Scabiosa columbaria subsp. ochroleuca
Sempervivum
Sisyrinchium bellum
Stylophorum lasiocarpum
Thymus pseudolanguinosis

Grasses

Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’
Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Pixie Fountain’
Sesleria nitida
Stipa gigantea

Ferns
Cyrtomium falcatum
Blechnum spicant
Polystichum braunii

Bulbs
Allium atropurpureum
Allium bulgaricum
Allium moly
Allium nigrum
Allium schubertii
Allium schoenoprasum

Climbers
Clematis x diversifolia ‘Hendersonii’
Clematis ‘Arabella’  

 

 

By Cleve West