The Perennial Garden ‘With Love’

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This garden is rooted in designer Richard Miers’ and charity Perennial’s belief that gardens are a gift of love, giving pleasure to those who create and nurture them as much as to those who visit and enjoy them. It’s inspired by, and highlights, the horticultural family of growers, designers, gardeners, landscapers and ground staff who are offered support and security by Perennial, a charity that’s always there, particularly in times of need.

The classical contemporary design elegantly combines hornbeam hedging, (which gently encloses the garden, providing a feeling of shelter and security) with eight flat-topped hawthorn trees that provide structure, symmetry and repetition and flank the central rill. Four multi-stem Parrotia persica trees add a natural sculptural element and contrast with clipped domes of Taxus baccata (yew) and Prunus lusitanica (Portuguese laurel).

The predominantly green palette is softened with gentle tones of soft white and plum at ground level, enveloping the visitor in a calming environment.

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