The Beth Chatto Gardens - Woodland Garden. The Beth Chatto Gardens began in 1960. From an overgrown wasteland with poor gravel soil and boggy hollows, it has been transformed into an informal garden harmonising with the surrounding countryside. The gardens are an inspiration to anyone who visits them - the art of planting at its best.
Richmond House, Clare, Suffolk ............ Romantic walled garden with emphasis on scented plants. Pleached-tree-framed steps lead to formal ‘new perennial’ parterre; Med. terrace by swimming pool; informal garden area with species roses, peonies and spring bulbs; mini meadow; vegetable/cutting garden, chickens, trained fruit trees, greenhouse; tulips; dahlias; hellebore/fern path. Over 40 small-flowered clematis and 50+ roses. Garden open to public in May under National Gardens Scheme
Le Haut, Guernsey The garden surrounds a refurbished and extended traditional granite house, set among a network of high-banked lanes. The new design keeps the garden inward looking to provide shelter but with glimpses out at key points to link with the surrounding landscape. Terraces and seating spaces are linked by weathered stone paths through granite retaining walls and planted banks. Designer Debbie Roberts MSGD - SGD2014 = Society of Garden Designers