Miles Stone: The Kingston Maurward Garden

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Celebrating 70 years of land-based education at Kingston Maurward College (KMC), Dorset, this is a garden created to embody the philosophy of the college in its education of future professionals. Fusing contemporary and traditional approaches, artisanal craft techniques are readily apparent in the blacksmith-created bespoke cupola, sawn stone paving and dry stone walling.

The planting creates a calming, romantic space inspired by the rich history of plant collections at KMC. From the woody bank emerges woodland understory and edge plants – Dryopteris, Polypodium, Aquilegia, Digitalis, Leucojum, Brunnera,  Ajuga and Viola passing into the sunny meadow of Hakonechlora, Acorus, Anethum, Mentha, Soleirolia and Thymus.

Also sponsored by Goulds Garden Centre, Greg & Will Wilks Landscaping, Holme for Gardens, The Green Gardener. 

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