18th Century Inspired Three-Tiered Garden Design

18th Century Inspired Three Tiered Garden Design

This 2-acre garden was designed by professional landscapist Stuart-Smith in Herefordshire. The lower garden has a large rectangular lawn (for playing cricket) with huge hardy perennial beds on each side and, at the far end are hedges designed like wriggly worms with prairie-style planting in between. A clipped beech archway connects the lawn to the upper garden. A Stuart-Smith signature, waves of maiden grass create movement and a soft smudge of background color. Large garden beds of herbaceous plantings, anchored by clumps of perennial grasses, surround the stuccoed sandstone house. In the background are seedheads of Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’. The planting design makes for ease of maintenance and gives a dramatic textural effect when viewed from the first floor rooms of the house.

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Source: gardenista