The English Garden

Welcome

The gardens in this issue are a little bit different. They all bring together elements of old and new, and what better way to in Cumbria, where Dan Pearson has masterminded a beautiful new garden around the remains of the castle’s walls and window arches, breathing new life into its intriguing ruins. In Sussex, Joe Perkins has turned the mostly blank canvas surrounding a 17th-century farmhouse into a colourful, flower-filled garden that’s contemporary yet enhances the period property. Likewise, Helen Elks-Smith has made a very modern home seem as if it was always meant to reside within the old walled garden in which it has been built. Meanwhile at in Bath, a brand new planting scheme is getting into its stride around the 1820 manor house that’s home to exhibits documenting American history and culture since the time of the early settlers.

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