Arcadia is about escape with the painted backdrop giving the illusion of more space. The trees act as sentinels providing a sense of enclosure and have their own eco system, they herald in a touch of the exotic. Reclaimed Jarrah timber has been reworked into the swing seat and provides the perfect spot to watch the insects collecting nectar on the late flowering perennials. The planting and fabrics are rich in tone chosen to celebrate the drama of Autumn.
Punica Granatum ( Europe to Himalayas - loam sand loam - Likes a container and a sheltered spot).
Yucca Aloifolia ( South East USA, Mexico, West Indies, season of interest Autumn & good for Coastal gardens - good to -5°)
good in planter in sheltered position and will need support. Drought resistant).
Hydrangea aspera Kawakamii (Central Taiwan) bought for Chelsea from Crug Farm Plants.
Oreopanax sectifolius (Soata North Eastern Columbia) Crug Farm.
Scheflera Trevesioides (from the northern most area of North Vietnam, close to China) Crug Farm plants.
Agastache ‘blue boa’
Dahlia ‘Thomas A Edison’ ( Mexico)
Euphorbia Mellifera (Madeira - Canary Islands).
Euphorbia ‘Fens Ruby’.
Panicum Prairie Skies Drought tolerant once established, steely blue perennial grass which would
have covered much of the great plains of central north America - the mid west.
Rudbeckia Henry Eilers
Salvia Amistaad Flowers from may to November and Amistaad is Spanish for Friendship.
Hosta ‘purple heart‘.
I would also like to thank all the people who helped bring the garden together:
Claire Lyons, Lily Krempel, David Heathcock, Anthony Leyland, Cadscapes Services