Monthly Archives: May 2015

Herterton House

Herterton House is nestled in the small Northumberland village of Hartington, two miles north of Cambo. Widely acclaimed as a classic of 20th Century garden design, this lucidly structured one-acre garden on a difficult, windswept site is a brilliant synthesis of influences as diverse as the paintings of Paul Klee, the patterns of oriental carpets, William Lawson

A thirst for inspiration

Water always features strongly in show gardens, and this year was no exception. Tasteful rills and reflective pools were plentiful, yet some designers pushed the boundaries to bring new, innovative ways to incorporate this element into their gardens.

Cleverly incorporated into a smaller space, Ruth Willmott’s black, reflective pools of the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Garden show how you can balance water and plantings perfectly.

Soft pink planting of Lupinus, Aquilegia and Paeonia with Orlaya grandiflora surround black water pools - The Breakthrough Breast Cancer Garden, RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 - Design: Ruth Willmott, Sponsor: Breakthrough Breast Cancer - -
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