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Hauser & Wirth view of the garden

Hauser & Wirth Garden by Piet Oudolf

Piet Oudolf’s garden is a 1.5 acres perennial meadow behind Hauser & Wirth art gallery. The garden contains over 26,000 herbaceous perennials set out in beautifully organic shaped borders planted in wonderful colours. I went in late September, the grasses and late flowering perennials were the star plants but the colour was still wonderful and […]

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Betula utilis

Design ideas for a Front Garden

I find going to see gardens is a great way to get inspiration for your own garden. Earlier this year I was lucky enough to go and see Helen Dillon’s Garden in Dublin. I took a number of lessons from her front garden: 1. Don’t be afraid to get rid of your lawn, Helen Dillion […]

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Dan Pearson's Garden

Chelsea Flower Show 2015

I thought this year’s Chelsea Flower Show was the best ever. There were some really innovative gardens and the planting in the show gardens was different and inspiring – a change from past years when the planting was very similar in every garden. My three favourite show gardens this year at the Chelsea Flower Show […]

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Herbaceous Border Woolbeding

Favorite Garden to visit – Woolbeding

This wonderful 26-acre garden at Woolbeding, near Midhurst is owned by the National Trust it opened for the first time to visitors in April 2011. Woolbeding garden was designed by the late Simon Sainsbury and his partner Stewart Grimshaw. They acquired the lease from the National Trust in 1972 and have spent the last 40 […]

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