Norfolk Garden Show May 2014

A contemporary courtyard show garden with cedar screening and glass art work designed for the Norfolk Garden Show May 2014
Black planters, cedar screens and pale sandstone in a show garden designed by Sue Bell Garden Design
Gravel paths and sandstonepaving in a contemporary courtyard show garden
A contemporary garden for a tiny courtyard
Abundant planting in green and plum with yellow and purple flowers
A contemporary courtyard show garden with cedar screening and glass art work designed for the Norfolk Garden Show May 2014
Black planters, cedar screens and pale sandstone in a show garden designed by Sue Bell Garden Design
Gravel paths and sandstonepaving in a contemporary courtyard show garden
A contemporary garden for a tiny courtyard
Abundant planting in green and plum with yellow and purple flowers

This contemporary courtyard garden was built on a 4m x 4m plot.

A cedar-slatted screen shelters a small sandstone patio large enough for a bistro table. The patio is edged with sandstone setts to create textural contrast and a repeating pattern to link the patio to the gravel paths. The peachy/orange tones in the timber are complimented by the planting of green, red and purple with yellow/orange highlights. The outdoor room is completed by a glass picture hung on the screen.

The Norfolk Spring Garden Show ran from 9th to 11th May 2014 at the Royal Norfolk Showground. Don’t be fooled by the blue sky, the weather was appalling and we were nearly blown away. The same garden (with some minor planting changes) was built the following weekend at the Woodgate Nursery Garden Show where we enjoyed much better weather!

Special thanks to:

  • Ian Cooper (IFC Landscapes), ably assisted by Graham Cooper, for building the garden.
  • G. Nicholls of Great Plumstead, who kindly donated the loose materials used in the garden.

The plant list:

Trees:

  • Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku’
  • Amelanchier x arborea ‘Robin Hill’

Shrubs:

  • Choisya ternata
  • Cistus loretii
  • Hebe ‘Margret’
  • Hebe vernicosa
  • Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Choco Blanc’
  • Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Soeur Therese’
  • Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Golf Ball’
  • Pittosporum tobira ‘Nanum’
  • Sambucus nigra BLACK LACE ‘Eva’

Perennials:

  • Camassia leichtlinii subsp. lechtlinii
  • Campanula unnamed variety
  • Cirsium rivulare atropurpureum
  • Geranium ‘Alan Mayes’
  • Geranium nodosum ‘Svelte Lilac’
  • Geranium wlassovianum
  • Geum ‘Emory Quinn’
  • Gypsophila muralis
  • Hesperis matronalis
  • Heuchera ‘Crimson Curls’
  • Iris ‘Kent Pride’
  • Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen’
  • Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’
  • Pulmonaria ‘Opal’
  • Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’
  • Salvia x sylvestris ‘Viola Klose’
  • Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Tanna’
  • Sedum ‘Joyce Henderson’
  • Thalictrum aquilegiifolium
  • Veronica gentianoides

Ferns:

  • Polystichum polyblepharum
  • Polystichum setiferum Plumosomultilobum Group

Grasses:

  • Stipa tennuissima


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