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The Telegraph Garden

The Telegraph

The Telegraph Garden

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    The Telegraph

    • Gold medal winner

  • Designed by Christopher Bradley-Hole
  • Built by

This garden is a contemporary and contemplative composition that takes inspiration from the making of the English landscape, the Japanese approach to garden design and modern abstract art.
The garden is a representation of England as a wooded landscape from which openings were cleared to allow settlement, civilisation and cultivation.  English native trees and shrubs are used in a graphic way to create an understorey that expresses the way a field pattern has been superimposed on the countryside.  Blocks of box, yew and beech form the field landscape.  The humble hazel, symbol of the working forest, is shown in a new ‘designed’ form.  Oak features as a structure – a colonnade of columns crafted from English oak.

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Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifoliaAmsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia
Astrantia major 'Claret'
Corylus avellana
Heuchera sanguinea
'White Cloud'

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