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Alison Brown, My Garden (BA15)

Styles: Child friendly, Suburban, Wildflower

Soil types: Chalky

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: East

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

Long narrow garden with mature trees - apple and silver birch. Divided by young yew hedge about a third of the way down. Virtually no plants at all when we took it on, but one new border started 2 years ago and more planned.

Alison Brown's garden plan

There is not a published plan for this garden yet.


Alison Brown

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About me
I'm a landscape architect, but it's the typical scenario of the cobbler's children going unshod. My garden suffers from lack of time and pressure from boys with footballs and cricket bats. It all looks lovely in my head, but it's a real struggle to bring it to reality. I don't count sheep at night - I meander round the garden in my head compiling never-ending to-do-lists.

Gardening expertise

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Getting kids to plant things in schools

Biggest gardening frustrations
Lack of time!!!

The gardening project I am currently working on
At home - trying to wrestle a weedy lawn back to reasonable health. At work - making a sensory / play garden for children with a range of disabilities.


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