The Beautiful Abandonment Garden
The garden was designed by the Blue Diamond team working with the Soil Association Charity to raise awareness of nature-friendly gardening.
It is a celebration of the wonder of nature and the beauty of abandoned buildings. At the 2022 RHS Hampton Court Flower Show it won a Silver Gilt Medal. It is a wildlife-friendly garden that focuses on taking a discussed part of land and repurposes the structures left behind to create an outdoor living space especially suitable for a family.
A stone wall from an old farm building forms the backdrop and a bespoke pergola, build from reclaimed oak, frames the family seating area. The garden is designed with sustainability in mind demonstrating how abandoned buildings or unused spaces can be repurposed into functional, and beautiful spaces.
Our Garden Designer recommends you look out for these stunning plants:
The garden is a celebration of nature and includes a diversity of wild and cultivated plants to attract birds, insects and mammals.
Trees such as Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ with its dramatic foliage famed for spectacular autumn colour. The purple heart- shaped leaves turn red and yellow in the autumn and colourful growth reappears in the spring with clusters of bright pink flowers. Astrantia 'Buckland' also known as Greater Masterwort which has nectar and pollen rich flowers.
The slender erect stems of Gaura lindheimeri ‘White Gaura’, which bear small lance-shaped leaves and white or pink-tinged flowers, which give the appearance of butterflies floating in the garden. Sanguisorba ‘Proud Mary’, with its tall spikes of fluffy maroon- red flowers through the summer and into the autumn. All these plants are loved by bees and other pollinators.
A garden designed with wildlife and sustainability in mind...
Plants to look out for...
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