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Middleton Hall & Gardens: A Touch of Drama

Long Border
A touch of drama, designed by Paul Martin, Senior Gardener at Middleton Hall & Gardens, is a border that will stimulate your sense of touch, with a dramatic clash of tactile plants.

Fluffy grasses and velvety foliage jostle with strap-like leaves and spiky flower heads. Mounds of fluffy shrubs and globes of hebe invite touch, while spiky, thistle-like bracts of the eryngium suggest keeping your distance.

Muted, metallic silvery-blue foliage is splashed throughout with bold spikes of vibrant colour from lupins, echinacea and clouds of achillea.

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