This naturalistic woodland garden is a 'vision of romance and elegance', as described by its designer, Tom Stuart-Smith. It consists of a spectacular grove of Betula nigra (River Birch) with attractive copper bark peeling off in sheets, and graceful and airy perennial plants in soft shades of white, lilac and lavender. Particularly pretty Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge' (Siberian Iris), with their rich violet-blue flowers edged silver, emerge through a sea of white airy umbels created by Cenolophium denudatum (Baltic Parsley) and Anthriscus sylvestris (Cow Parsley).
They are all underplanted with the lavender blooms of Geranium sylvaticum 'Birch Lilac' (Wood Cranesbill), white Astrantia major 'Alba' (Great Masterwort) and the spurred flowers of Aquilegia Songbird 'Dove' (Columbine).
Adding a subtle touch of lime-green to the planting are the incredibly showy clusters of Euphorbia wallichii (Wallich Spurge) and gracefully arching, slender leaves of Hakonechloa macra (Hakone Grass).
So, get inspired and enjoy the beauty of this low maintenance combination. Most plants are deer resistant or drought tolerant!