This gorgeous garden, designed by acres wild near the south downs of Sussex England is a gorgeous study in a couple of great garden design lessons. First lesson — less is more — particularly in color. Purple goes a long way towards giving this garden a distinct personality as well as a cohesive style. Repeating a color again and again, particularly by reusing the same plant again and again, provides a cohesiveness that is difficult to top.
Lesson number two? Work to make a garden ft with what might be there naturally….but augment it and make it better; more interesting and exciting by manipulating the natural tendencies. This windswept garden wouldn’t be likely to have tall trees, shady glens, and strong lines. No, this windswept and wild (hence the name) garden derives from the windswept and wild nature of the place of the garden. Anything else would not be as successful — both from a visual and aesthetic perspective but also from the perspective of making sure the right plants are places in the right place.
I personally adore this garden – my favorite thing about it is the combo of the rust reds with the light lavender — a color combo I have never used. What are you loving about this garden?
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