RHS Tatton Flower Show 2015 - Paul Hervey Brooks - Gold Award / by Kat Weatherill

The Perennial Legacy Garden 

Sponsor: Perennial Gardeners' Benevolent Society

Designer: Paul Hervey Brooks

Awards: Gold Award and Best in Show 

Garden Details 

The Garden is inspired by components seen in a traditional English Country House Gardens, and is intended to feel like part of a classic English Country House garden with long mixed herbaceous borders, a pavilion and a working area where gardeners would have nursery beds and a bothy. 

The garden is bound by deciduous hedging and rendered walls, both used extensively in country gardens fitting into a vernacular English style. 

Colour Scheme/Planting 

The planting palette is a mixture of herbaceous perennial, shrubs and annuals taking its inspiration from long mixed borders such as those at Arley Hall and Upton House. All of the plants selected have been chosen to suit the assumed soil type and aspect and is intended to encompass a range of colours making swathes of colour along the length of the borders.