The Boodles Travel Garden

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In 1962, 60 years ago, Anthony Wainwright, grandfather to the current chairman of Boodles, travelled around the world in just 16 days. The Boodles Travel Garden celebrates this incredible endeavour with planting drawn from all corners of the world, creating a global garden, which offers a calm sanctuary to rest and reflect on the journey.

Planting with interesting form and habit has been chosen and includes potted Cyathea cooperii, native to India with stunning bark pattern, Cornus controversa from East Asia, with horizontal habit and Acer davidii from China with its striped white bark. Below the structural planting is a woodland stumpery-style underplanting with a trail of blue and burnt orange indicating a journey and creating movement in the planting. The mounded beds partially obscure views creating a sense of discovery.

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