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The Telegraph Garden

The Telegraph Garden for the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been designed by the renowned landscape and garden designer Marcus Barnett.

The Telegraph Garden

Inspired by the De Stijl Movement, this year’s Telegraph garden designed by Marcus reflects strong rectilinear geometry with differently sized planting blocks contributing colour and textural relief, whether viewing from within or above the garden.

The Telegraph Garden

Two walls punctuate the boundary hedges and act as a foil for the plants and garden. Trees and hedges introduce vertical detailing, sculptural form and dappled shade. These form the main structural elements and complement a series of paths and waterways.

The Telegraph Garden

Marcus has selected plants to provide harmonious tonal balance and textural contrast within rectilinear planting spaces. Vibrant primary colours and closely related tones used by the De Stijl Movement are emphasised, with restful and balancing foils of green and white.

Plant list

 

TREES AND SHRUBS

Taxus baccata
Osmanthus x burkwoodii
Carpinus betulus

 

SHADES OF RED

Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird'
Actaea simplex Atropurpurea Group
Geum 'Mrs J. Bradshaw'
Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'
Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'
Astrantia major 'Claret'
Lobelia cardinalis
Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'
Euphorbia cyparissias 'Fen's Ruby'
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Ruby Port'
Dianthus barbatus (Nigrescens Group) 'Sooty'
Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet'
Geum 'Fire Opal'
Papaver orientale 'Beauty of Livermere'
Primula auricula 'Black Jack'
Paeonia 'Buckeye Belle'
Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise'
Paeonia lactiflora 'Inspecteur Lavergne'
Dianthus cruentus
Heuchera 'Red Spangles'
Primula 'Belarina Valentine' (Belarina Series)
Primula auricula 'Crimson Glow'
Astrantia 'Hadspen Blood'
Geranium 'Sanne'
Potentilla atrosanguinea

 

Bulbs

Tulipa 'Jan Reus'
Tulipa sprengeri
Tulipa 'Apeldoorn'

 

Annuals

Alonsoa meridionalis 'Rebel'

 

SHADES OF BLUE

 

Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'
Geranium himalayense 'Gravetye'
Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'
Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht'
Salvia x sylvestris 'Blauhugel'
Veronica 'Shirley Blue'
Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue'
Aquilegia alpina
Sesleria heufleriana
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Centaurea montana 'Blue'
Catananche caerulea
Campanula persicifolia
Iris sibirica 'Shirley Pope'
Aquilegia vulgaris
Primula 'Miss Indigo'
Lavandula (any variety)
Echium vulgare 'Blue Bedder'
Nepeta 'Six Hills Gold'

 

Bulbs

Campanula glomerata 'Superba'
Camassia leichtlinii
Linum perenne
Scilla peruviana
Camassia leichtlinii subsp. suksdorfii Caerulea Group
Bellevalia paradoxa

Annuals

Myosotis sylvatica

 

SHADES OF YELLOW

Phlomis fruticosa
Anthemis tinctoria 'E.C. Buxton'
Meconopsis cambrica
Achillea 'Moonshine'
Verbascum (Cotswold Group) 'Gainsborough'
Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'
Euphorbia palustris
Euphorbia polychroma
Helichrysum italicum
Alchemilla erythropoda
Melissa officinalis 'Aurea'
Paeonia suffruticosa 'High Noon'
Achillea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold'
Geum 'Lady Stratheden'
Geum rivale 'Lemon Drops'
Milium effusum 'Aureum'
Aquilegia chrysantha
Smyrnium perfoliatum
Euphorbia oblongata
Helianthemum nummularium
Sisyrinchium californicum ‘Yellowstone’

 

Bulbs

Tulipa clusiana 'Cynthia'
Fritillaria imperialis 'Maxima Lutea'
Allium moly
Tulipa 'Yellow Spring Green'
Tulipa 'Fringed Elegance'

 

SHADES OF WHITE

Centranthus ruber 'Albus'
Iris sibirica 'White Swirl'
Paeonia lactiflora 'Duchesse de Nemours'
Viola cornuta Alba Group
Astilbe 'Deutschland'
Geranium clarkei 'Kashmir White'
Galium odoratum
Ornithogalum thyrsoides
Geranium macrorrhizum 'White-Ness'
Salvia x sylvestris 'Schneehugel'
Catananche caerulea 'Alba'
Eremurus himalaicus
Artemisia stelleriana 'Boughton Silver'
Campanula glomerata 'Alba'
Silene alba
Hesperis matronalis var. albiflora
Acanthus mollis Latifolius Group 'Rue Ledan'
Gladiolus x colvillii 'The Bride'
Veronica spicata 'Alba'
Paeonia lactiflora 'Neomy Demay'
Eremurus 'Joanna'
Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis'
Centaurea montana 'Alba'
Astrantia major 'Large White'
Astilbe x arendsii 'Ellie'
Iris 'Snowdrift'
Polemonium caeruleum var. lacteum
Astilbe 'Bumalda' (x arendsii)
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'White Barlow' (Barlow Series)
Polemonium reptans 'White Pearl'
Iris 'White City'
Geranium richardsonii
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Renkaku'
Thalictrum 'Splendide White'

Bulbs

Tulipa 'Spring Green'
Allium nigrum
Camassia leichtlinii 'Alba'