To design a ‘Feel Good’ front garden inspired by where you live. Plot size 6m x 4m.
The design - Beachscape Oyster Garden
Inspired by my local Whitstable Beach, this garden starts at the house with clifftop plants. Bronze fennel, wild carrot, Verbena bonariensis and Yarrow create an airy, coastal feel, attracting bees and butterflies.
As the wooden path leads away from the house the pebbles gradually become smaller, under-foot is beach shingle and oyster shells. Plants become more dotted in pattern and change to those that grow here on the shingle and down near the shoreline. Follow the path around the shallow pool, across the rills to Glaucium flavum (Wild horn Poppy) and Crambe maritima (Sea Kale).
As daylight fades the lights in the Oyster Shell ‘Grotters’ (which we build here for Oyster Festival) warmly glow.
Feel the joy that comes from the textures, colours, fragrance and warmth of this meander from land, across beach to waters edge.
Landscaper - Sandstone Design
Plants - Hortus Loci
Design, planting, styling – The Garden Creative
The plant list
Thymus serp. Cocineus Creeping Red¬
Molinia caerulea ‘Karl Foerster’
Centranthus ruber Albus
Cirsium rivulare Atropurpureum
Eryngium x zabellii Big Blue
Euphorbia Copton Ash
Euphorbia seguieriana niciciana
Foeniculum vulgare Echeveria Lobed Leaves
Sempervivum filiferum glabrum
My design for a ‘Feel Good’ front garden was selected from hundreds of entries to be built at Hampton court Palace flower show 2016.