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The LEGOLAND Pirates Landing Garden

By garden designers Paula Young and Paul Howard. The LEGOLAND Pirates Landing Garden has been created with families with young children firmly in mind.

Hampton Court Flower Show 2010 The LEGOLAND Pirates Landing Garden

A pirate ship has unexpectedly landed inside the Johnson family’s garden as children are happily playing. LEGO brick models of a mischievous band of pirates can be seen emerging from the undergrowth as they search for precious treasure.

Hampton Court Flower Show 2010 The LEGOLAND Pirates Landing Garden

Colourful LEGO brick models can be seen at every turn and include a band of hapless pirates, parrots, mice and a monkey. Elsewhere, LEGO brick flowers, plants, birds, butterflies and dragonflies can be discovered within the planting. A curved white LEGO brick wall, multi-coloured planters and a sculpture illustrate the use of LEGO in a more contemporary setting.

Hampton Court Flower Show 2010 The LEGOLAND Pirates Landing Garden

The majority of the plants are hues of green, chosen for their foliage texture and colour. Other key plants bring the garden to life and create a theatrical feel to the setting.

Hampton Court Flower Show 2010 The LEGOLAND Pirates Landing Garden

The garden will be rebuilt at LEGOLAND Windsor for the duration of the school summer holidays and all the plants and materials will be used within the park’s landscape to minimise the environmental impact.

Hampton Court Flower Show 2010 The LEGOLAND Pirates Landing Garden

Plants list  

Click any plant names below to read more and to add to your own plants list.

Main planted area

Trees & Plants:
Betula utilis var. jaquemontii 'Doorenbos'   
Alchemilla mollis  
Brunnera species 
Buxus sempervirens balls  
Canna indica 
Fatsia japonica 
Gunnera magellanica  
Heuchera 'Strawberry Candy'  
Hosta 'Elegans' 
Hosta 'Halcyon 
Hosta 'Royal Standard'  
Hosta 'Wide Brim'  
Hosta 'Dream Weaver' 
Hosta 'Francee' 
Hosta 'Sum & Substance' 
Liriope muscari 
Phormium cookianum 'Cream Delight'  
Phormium tenax 
Phormium tenax 'Variegatum' 
Zantedeschia aethiopica  

Grasses:
Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' 
Carex comans ‘Frosted Curls’  
Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'  
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'   
Stipa tenuissima 

Pirate Fall's Boat

Splash effect:
Agave attenuate ‘Nova’  
Astelia 'Silver Spear' 
Phlaris feesyi 
Echinops ritro 
Eryngium x zabelii 'Jos Eijking' 
Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’  
Helictotrichon sempervirens  
Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’   

Pirate Fall's Planter:
Heuchera  'Prince' 
Heuchera 'Purple Palace'  
Heuchera 'Amber Waves'  
Heuchera ‘Peach Flambe’   
Heuchera ‘Plum Pudding’  

Plants for colour:

Blue:
Corydalis flexuosa 'China Blue'  
Delphinium ‘Blue Jay’  

Yellow:
Coreopsis grandiflora 'Illico' 
Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'  

Red:
Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'  
Potentilla 'William Rollison'