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The QVC Garden by Adam Frost (Sample planting plan)

QVC - cheslea 2009

Designed by Adam Frost. Created for a couple who have rekindled their love of gardening after their children have left home, this personal space is full of romance and beauty - a place of contemplation and quiet away from everyday cares. (Click here for a sample planting plan and full plants list)

QVC - cheslea 2009

Sheltered beneath the protection of field maples (Acer campestre), a seating area is furnished with timber benches around a fire pit and raised herb bed, conjuring up warm summer evenings spent lingering over an outdoor meal.

QVC - cheslea 2009

Surrounding this central point are gentle waves of grasses, astrantias and irises, dotted here and there with the romance of classic roses including 'Gertrude Jekyll' and 'Winchester Cathedral'.

QVC - cheslea 2009

Beneath the trees, ferns, foxgloves and cranesbills create a natural feel, and structural cubes of box scattered at random throughout the garden lend unity and rhythm to the planting.

QVC - cheslea 2009

Twin waterfalls slip down the walls into rills, and paths of warm and inviting brick bridge the water and lead to relaxed seating set amongst the trees and woodland planting. To the rear, two stone walls bear lines from poems by Keats and Tennyson carved into the stone.