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Gravel and Rock Garden

Enjoy the fascinating world of rock garden plants!

Rock gardens are designed to recreate the free-draining dry conditions of alpine meadows. While rock gardens can be expensive to build and are labor-intensive, a pleasing rock garden can be created and enjoyed even when space and resources are limited, by filling crevices between paving stones or using carpeting varieties at the front of a mixed border. You may transform a soft slope into a scree garden and plant an array of colorful rock plants that will scramble in and over small rocks or boulders. Raised beds are another pretty alternative as they provide excellent drainage and the perfect conditions to grow a rich selection of Alpine plants and dwarf hardy bulbs such as crocus, narcissus, tulip, chionodoxa, allium, eranthis or galanthus.


Gravel and Rock Garden Guides


A Beautiful Duo with Agave 'Blue Flame' and 'Blue Glow'

Simple but stunning, this Mediterranean duo includes two spectacular Agave hybrids. Imagine how gorgeous this duo becomes when backlit by the sun in early morning or late afternoon! 

A Charming Checkerboard Path

Wouldn't you love a yard that looks like this?

A Charming Plant Combination for Shady Gardens: Candelabra Primroses, Fern and Bugle

An easy and remarkable scenery to enjoy in mid to late spring. Most plants are deer resistant and have been granted the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for their outstanding qualities. They are all low maintenance.

A Colorful and Low Maintenance Californian Garden

A glorious mix of colors, shapes and textures for a long-lasting impact. Blooming over a long season extending from late spring to fall, bright red and pink Kangaroo Paws (Anigozanthus) cheerfully contrast with the evergreen ground-hugging Blue Chalk Stick (Senecio mandraliscae) and the incredibly elegant Agave demestiana 'Variegata'.

A Colorful Garden Path

Create beautiful garden paths or walkways with these 3 outstanding mat-forming perennials, all of them with so profuse blooms that they completely obscure their handsome, semi-evergreen foliage!

A Fabulous Mediterranean Border

This warm and eye-catching Mediterranean border is a real delight!

A Flower Carpet for Your Early Spring Garden

Get your winter landscape to burst into vivid life! Remember to plant a few Persian Violets and Snowdrops in the fall. Low maintenance, they will naturalize well!

A Fragrant Plant Combination Idea For Your Early Spring Garden

Get your landscape to burst into vivid life during the chillier months! Remember to plant a few Dwarf Irises (Iris reticulata) and Snowdrops (Galanthus) in the fall.

A Long-Lasting Mediterranean Border Idea

Low maintenance and water wise, this warm and eye-catching Mediterranean border combines 2 easy-care ingredients: Ferocactus pilosus (Mexican Lime Cactus) and California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica).

A Long-Lasting Summer Idea for your Borders with Lavender, Achillea and Sedum

If you are looking for a long-lasting border idea with drought tolerant, fairly pest-free and low maintenance plants, you have found it!

A Low Care Border Idea for Your Rock Garden

Perfect for rock or gravel gardens, this plant combination includes a mix of succulent and perennial plants, selected for their vivid colors, low care and water needs. Easy to replicate, all plants are deer, rabbit, drought, dry or rocky soil tolerant and most attract nectar-seeking butterflies!

A Low Maintenance Charming Courtyard

An inviting escape to Provence or Tuscany!

A Low Maintenance Succulent Border

Awash with color and shapes, this warm and eye-catching succulent garden is a real delight year round.

A Mediterranean Garden Idea with Eryngium, Helenium and Lavandula

Easy to replicate, this naturalistic planting is ideal for lazy gardeners who wish to put very little effort into a beautiful and low-maintenance garden.

A Mediterranean Garden Idea with Lavandula, Helichrysum and Kniphofia

This colorful plant combination will cheer you up for weeks from early to mid summer. Easy to replicate, this Mediterranean-style planting is ideal for lazy gardeners who wish to put very little effort into a beautiful and low-maintenance garden. Drought tolerant or deer resistant, most plants provide plenty of nectar and pollen for visiting insects, and make excellent cut flowers too!

A Peaceful Rock Garden

A peaceful rock garden planted of evergreens, cotoneasters, heathers, flowering shrubs and perennials. The rustic stone staircase provides a casual and interesting feel.

A Pretty Mediterranean Border Idea

This Mediterranean border idea includes a lovely selection of shrubs and perennial plants that like it hot and dry.

A Pretty Rock Garden Idea with Colorful Alpine Plants

Transforming a dull slope into a beautiful rock garden is easy when you chose the right plants. Here, a colorful selection of Dianthus (Pink), Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox), Aubrietia (Rock Cress), Euphorbia (Spurge), Stachys byzantina (Lamb's Ears), and Helianthemum (Rock Rose) create an eye-catching display.

A Ravishing Zen Garden

Dreaming of a Zen garden, love succulents and want drama in your small yard? Not a problem! This project is a great example of what can be accomplished with limited space.

A Sparkling Mediterranean Garden with Agave, Aloe and Euphorbia

Looking good all year-round, most of these plants change color over the seasons for a renewed appeal.

A Spectacular Spring Border Idea with Tulip 'Ancilla' & Crocus 'Remembrance'

This spectacular bulb combination will happily cheer up your garden in early spring prior to the blooming of the majority of the perennials