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Plant Evolution

Evolution Gardens
Inspired by the classifications of plants from mosses and ferns through conifers to flowering plants, the garden attempts to illustrate the sequences of plant evolution.

The colours and textures of the planting are central to the design. Flowering plants are the visual mainstay of the display using basic colour blocks of red, yellow and blue plants. The ‘lower order plants’, including liverworts and mosses, primarily focus on foliage texture and are planted below Acer palmatum ‘Crimson Queen’, which provides shade. Loose stone stacks and coloured steel poles seperate the planting scheme into blocks and enliven the scheme.

Futher interest in the design comes from glass panels, which provide vertical interest and represent DNA slides. Water is also a central component in the garden with a stream and waterfall.

With thanks to A.P. Matthews Nurseries and Rolawn Turf for their support.
 

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