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The Telegraph Garden

Designed by del Buono Gazerwitz. The 2014 Telegraph garden combines some of the guiding principles of Italy’s great horticultural tradition re-interpreted in a 21st century design.

The Telegraph Garden

Inspiration for the garden has come from revisiting the components traditionally found in the celebrated historical Italian gardens to create a bold and uncompromising modern garden.

The Telegraph Garden

All the plants included within the garden are both appropriate and suitable for the conditions typically found in the north of Italy – the garden will be enclosed on two sides by a bay (Laurus nobilis) hedge and shaded at both ends by the canopy of 12 ‘roof trained’ lime trees (Tilia x europaea 'Pallida').

The Telegraph Garden

The sunken area at the heart of the garden will be punctuated by domes of clipped box (Buxus sempervirens), Phillirea angustifolia and Osmanthus burkwoodii, softened by a range of herbaceous plants in deep blues and lime green with a touch of deep pink.

The Telegraph Garden

Plant list:

Trees
Tilia x europaea 'Pallida'

Hedges
Laurus nobilis

Topiaries
Buxus sempervirens
Osmanthus x burkwoodii
Phillyrea angustifolia

Herbaceous plants
Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'
Borago officinalis
Camassia quamash
Campanula persicifolia
Cenolophium denudatum
Dianthus carthusianorum
Euphorbia spp.
Geranium spp.
Gladiolus byzantinus
Hyssopus officinalis
Iris germanica varieties, bright blue
Larkspur consolida 'Dark Blue'
Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue'
Nepeta spp.
Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll'
Sesleria nitida
Silene dioica
Veronica spp
Viola cornuta 'Belmont Blue'