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The Scotty's Little Soldiers Garden

Designed by Graeme Third. The garden is a walk-through garden, allowing visitors the rare chance to wander into and through a show garden. Comprised of a central water feature in the form of a rill, which meanders through the garden, coupled with a memory tree, the garden was inspired by the work of the charity to support children suffering the bereavement of losing a parent in the Armed Forces.

The Scotty's Little Soldiers Garden

The theme focuses on the memories of a lost parent, with the rill being a constant throughout the garden, as the loss of a parent will be a constant throughout the children’s lives, with the memory tree allowing children to express some of those memories by tying ribbons to the tree with written messages.

The Scotty's Little Soldiers Garden

The garden also reflects on the wish, while retaining memories, to progress in a positive manner toward the children’s future, with the rill and planting moving from a turbulent and busy start to a more serene and ordered future. This represents the work of the charity to provide support as Scotty’s members grow towards adulthood.

The Scotty's Little Soldiers Garden

Plant list:

 

Alchemilla mollis
Verbena bonariensis
Stipa gigantea
Achillea 'Coronation Gold'
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Foeniculum vulgare
Pittosporum tobira 'Nanum'
Nandina domestica
Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'
Hosta 'Big Daddy'
Eryngium giganteum
Hemerocallis 'Corky'
Gillenia trifoliata
Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'
Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro'
Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'
Euphorbia wallichii
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Hosta 'Devon Green'
Astrantia major
Echinacea 'Green Jewel'
Epimedium pubigerum
Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Globe'
Deschampsia flexuosa
Eryngium zabelii 'Big Blue'
Hakonechloa macra
Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'
Tiarella 'Pink Skyrocket'
Dryopteris dilatata