5 key plants in the Terrence Higgins Trust Bridge to 2030 Garden

Yellows are key to punctuating deeper tones of purples and reds at the front of the garden and connecting with a palette of greens at the rear. Yellows are used to illuminate and uplift.

Sisyrinchium ‘Quaint and Queer’

© David Stang

Great for gravel gardens and free draining soils, clump forming with attractive flowers that are an unusual mix of yellow and purple. The name of this variety is also a nod to the gay community greatly affected by the HIV virus.

Grevillea ‘Canberra Gem’

The spider flower is a spiny evergreen shrub which flower and flower and flower. Clusters of hooky crimson flowers which are a real statement. Another lover of free draining, poor soils.

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Included for its Welsh heritage in a garden inspired by Welsh landscapes. Originally inhabiting rocky wooded slopes it's bright lemon-yellow flowers will punctuate the planting with an uplifting energy.

Sedum 'Little Miss Sunshine'

One of several sedums in the garden, As the name suggests this one is chosen to illuminate and is again tough and drought tolerant.

Koelrueteria paniculata

© Wouter Hagens

This tree was chosen not only because it displays lots of interest through out the year but it thrives on free draining soils in a sunny aspect.

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