Alongside the Centenary Glasshouse at RHS’s Wisley is an area of meadow planting that has to be one of the best in England. We walked around it in the rain and our enthusiasm was not dampened one iota. The design and plant choice is the creation of Professor James Hitchmough, best known as the right hand man of Nigel Dunnet from Sheffield University.
His garden at Wisley features naturalistic, flowing plantings of hardy perennials and grasses which look and feel remarkably natural even though carefully and thoughtfully designed.
The word that springs to mind for this planting style is “gentle”. When walking through the gardens along its meandering narrow gravel paths we felt the atmosphere – peaceful, calm and relaxing.
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Absolutely beautiful…..it has a very random look that I’m sure was carefully planned. I think I see some Cosmos, Chicory and Coneflowers.
I think it must be really hard to plan for the look.
Lovely images, I really must make time to re-visit Wisley next time I am “down south”
“Gentle” is a good adjective – that is something that I aim for in parts of my own garden.