New plantings in Lady Anne's garden

Join us as we finish an exciting new project to transform the plantings at the entrance to our information point

Planting in the gardenAt long last we've finished planting up the enlarged bed that was created in conjunction with the new ‘Gateway’ information point at the entrance to Lady Anne’s garden here at RHS Garden Rosemoor.

From grassy to glorious

Formally a little-used patch of grass, the site has now been transformed into a large area of mixed plantings designed to set off the walled seating and information point. This extension to the existing bed is unusual in Lady Anne’s garden in that it is in full sun, being away from large mature trees that shade many of the other plantings.

Newly planted borderThe creation of the border has given me the opportunity to source plants that would thrive in these newly created conditions – a task which I have relished! My selections included plants that we do not already have at Rosemoor as well as unusual and specialist plants which would be in keeping with the other plantings in Lady Anne’s garden (plus those which I liked).

Having then visited a couple of specialist nurseries to browse and select from their range of plants, namely Spinner's Garden in the New Forest, and Special Plants nursery near Bath. By using a range of unusual and rare plants, interplanted with bulbs, I have tried to give year round interest and a range of contrasting and complementary arrangements of foliage and flowers for everyone to enjoy.

My plant selections


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