A Tale of Two Gardens – One gardener two gardens!

Our gardening  friend Nancy has two gardens – the only gardener we know who has two gardens. They are quite different gardens in the way they are designed but the quality of planting, the use of colour and above all the original and most effective use of foliage are features in both.

We visited both of Nancy’s gardens with the HPS Shrewsbury and South Mini-Group and we all met up at Nancy’s home. Next year Nancy will be opening her two gardens for the NGS for the first time ever so lots more people will be have the pleasure of visiting it.

Later we drove for ten minutes to her other garden, which unusually is a garden with no house. The garden at Elmfield Road in Shrewsbury is small but full of interest and inspiration. The little front garden is based on a central circle surrounded with foliage and flowering plants. It is entered via an archway with a clematis climbing up it.

A little cameo against a blue fence invited us into the back garden where we were welcomed by the sight of a beautiful garden.

Nancy has a wonderful way of building borders to take advantage of the heights and colours of plants and effectively even within such narrow border.

Foliage plays such an important part in the design of Nancy’s plantings and throughout her garden beautiful pairings are evident.

Now you can see just how beautiful a garden Nancy’s home garden is you may want to enjoy my next post which will feature her second garden, Esme’s Garden.

About greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.
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6 Responses to A Tale of Two Gardens – One gardener two gardens!

  1. Amazing to see one gorgeous garden let alone know this lady has two. Wow. I’d call that lovely lady an overachiever in the very best way. 🙂

  2. You will amazed when you see her second garden in my next post. We loved them both and admired Nancy’s hard work so much.

  3. graham mollart says:

    Wow. Beautiful, colour,form,leaf and height contrast all in atmostpheric contrast.

  4. pbmgarden says:

    Spectacular. I just love her sense of design and plant choices. Excellent photos Malc.

  5. Thanks for your kind words about my photos. Nancy is an amazing gardener. You just have to admire anyone who created and now looks after 2 gardens at the same time. I am posting part 2 today to show her second garden, so hopefully you will enjoy that one too.

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