Balcony Gardens

In more detail

  • Soft orange dahlias blend with strong blues from Salvia ‘Amistad’ while foliage contrasts come from strappy grasses and palm-like Schefflera trevesioides
  • A simple pergola covers the balcony’s suspended chair and provides a support for a climbing Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia), which sports bright red foliage at this time of year

About the garden

Arcadia offers pure escape. The aged door becomes a portal between reality and fantasy and the notion of the infinite is played out with the painted backdrop, an idealised English landscape, which hints at the exotic with its red earth and boulders. The planting feeds into this, lush and green at low level, becoming more tropical at canopy height with the Yucca and Punica granatum (pomegranate tree).

With thanks to Europlants, Vande Moortel, Torc Pots, Landscape Plus, Ashwells Timber and Knoll Gardens.

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