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Summer Breeze

Long Border

Did you know...

  • Gently swaying grasses, including Stipa and Deschampsia hold the planting together and provide a useful foil for the colourful flowers
  • An award-winning garden plant Salvia 'Caradonna' evokes the blues of the gathering dusk while at the other end of the garden evening primroses provide sunset tones​

About the garden

The Summer Breeze border is a celebration of the elusive British summer. A wash of ornamental grasses sway in the warm June breeze, punctuated by a dramatic selection of perennials. The colour palette transitions from warm yellows and oranges, evocative of long summer evenings, through to cooler blues and indigos that signal the oncoming night. A serpentine band of tall grasses flows through the design, which describes the sun and moon’s journey through the sky and creates a dramatic backdrop to the border. Two opposing islands of clipped topiary bookend the bed, creating mass and a sense of permanence in contrast to the frothy grasses.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.