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Contemporary Meets Countryside
Taking inspiration from the Australian lifestyle of outdoor living this contemporary country garden successfully becomes an extension of the house.

An award-winning house design from the 1970s, with contemporary outdoor decks and terraces wrapped in autumn borders of herbaceous flowering plants and ornamental grasses. Calista Dobson sitting on the terrace steps with Barney, a Norfolk terrier. An award-winning house design from the 1970s, with contemporary outdoor decks and terraces wrapped in autumn borders of herbaceous flowering plants and ornamental grasses. An award-winning house design from the 1970s, with contemporary outdoor decks and terraces wrapped in autumn borders of herbaceous flowering plants and ornamental grasses. Chairs stand on the lowest seating terrace, edged with autumn borders of ornamental grasses. View from lowest deck up to highest, seen over autumn borders of flowering perennials and ornamental grasses. Bifold doors lead out onto the highest deck, sheltered by a pergola, and overlooking autumn borders of herbaceous flowering plants and ornamental grasses. View from sofa on highest deck, to the backdrop of mature trees in the arboretum. View from highest deck to spinney of silver birches in lawn, and countryside beyond. As the sun sinks, view from highest deck to spinney of silver birches in lawn, and countryside beyond. View from the highest deck over the autumn borders, lawn and to countryside beyond. Autumn borders of herbaceous flowering plants and ornamental grasses wrap around a contemporary deck and terrace, linked by steps. Autumn borders of herbaceous flowering plants and ornamental grasses wrap around a contemporary deck and terrace, linked by steps.





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Dolphin House
Inspired by the gardens of Beth Chatto in Essex and Coton Manor in Northamptonshire, Christine and Christopher Bell have restored this country garden back to it former glory.

Archway and gate in the serpentine wall, leading through to the orchard garden. Christopher and Christine Bell and their dog 'Cider'. Archway and gate in the serpentine wall, leading through to the orchard garden. Archway and gate in the serpentine wall, leading through to the orchard garden. Border along the serpentine wall, with an archway through to the orchard garden. Tiled pavillion with outdoor dining and seating area. Tiled pavillion with outdoor dining and seating area. Tiled pavilion with outdoor dining and seating area. Tiled pavilion with outdoor dining and seating area. Tiled pavilion with outdoor dining and seating area. Cut flowers in a trug on the outdoor dining table. Cut flowers in a trug on the outdoor dining table in the main garden, with view along the serpentine wall and gravel path by the main lawn. View from the tiled pavilion along the serpentine wall and gravel path by the main lawn.





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Bodenham Arboretum
Bodenham Arboretum in Wolverley is open to the general public and full of colour in Autumn.

Looking across the lake at Bodenham Arboretum, with lots of autumn colour and a blue sky. A seat under the Platanus X hispanica - London Plane - looking out across the lake. Looking across the lake at Bodenham Arboretum with lots of autumn colour and a blue sky. Looking across the lake at Bodenham Arboretum with lots of autumn colour and a blue sky. Autumn colour at Bodenham Arboretum, Worcestershire, UK. Every shade of green looking across the lake at Bodenham Arboreatum, Worcestershire, UK. Platanus x hispanica - London plane hanging over the lake View across lake to cafe and restaurant, Bodenham Arboretum  Worcestershire, UK. Acer palmatum 'Elegans' - Japanese maple 'Elegans' Rustic seat in the shade surrounded by ferns. Acer palmatum heptalobum 'Osakazuki' - Japanese maple 'Osakazuki' Acer rubrum 'Brandy Wine' - Japanese maple 'Brandy Wine' Acer rubrum 'Brandy Wine' - Japanese maple 'Brandy Wine'





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A Garden for all Occasions
Melanie has transformed a neglected country garden with layered planting and practical outdoor living areas.

View over beds by low wall to a lawn with a gazebo by a brick house Woman in garden with secateurs View across lawn with summerhouse and seating towards low brick wall and steps, house beyond Gazebo on lawn by brick house, gazebo has Rosa - Rose - climbers trained up it and hanging baskets with seating underneath Metal gazebo with table and chairs on a lawn Brick outbuilding with tiled roof, used to support climbers and a bed at the base with white metal bench with cushions Raised seating area with a metal pergola and a shade cover against side of a brick wall, decorated with lounge furniture and pots Raised seating area with a metal pergola and a shade cover, made comfortable with lounge furniture and pots Open picnic basket near seating area Raised seating area with shade cover, lounge furniture, wall decoration and pots Raised seating area with metal pergola and shade cover against a brick wall, with lounge furniture and pots Graveled courtyard area with dining furniture and backdrop of outbuildings, in foreground Rosa - Climbing Rose - against a brick wall Covered seating area with wooden painted bench and table under overhang, standard trees in pots and hanging baskets





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Salle Park Walled Garden in Norfolk
Beautiful 18th century walled vegetable garden producing abundant fruit, flowers and vegetables for the Salle Park Estate in Norfolk.

Double herbaceous hot borders featuring Hemerocallis with greenhouse in the backgrouns Double herbaceous 'hot' borders featuring hemerocallis View across 'hot'  herbaceous border to greenhouse, plants include: Hemerocallis, Lychnis chalcedonia, red Salvias Herbaceous border with view to greenhouse. Plants include Lychnis chalcedonica, Kniphofia and Dierama pulcherrium Double herbaceous borders with hemerocallis Double herbaceous 'hot' borders featuring hemerocallis, Stipa tenuissima, dahlias and sedums Double herbaceous hot borders featuring Hemerocallis, Stipa tenuissima, Dahlias and Sedums Double herbaceous borders with white and blue planting Double herbaceous 'hot' borders featuring hemerocallis with gravel path leading to door in wall Double herbaceous hot borders featuring Hemerocallis Stipa tenuissima, Dahlias and Sedums with gravel path leading to gate Double herbaceous borders with gravel path leading to door in wall featuring Leucanthemum x superbum, Echinops, Persicaria polymorpha Laurus nobilis - Bay tree with underplanting of tagetes Alstromerias in border by old brick wall





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Forest Lodge, Somerset
A 3 acre mature country garden open to the surrounding farmland and landscape, including a collection of fine ornamental trees created by owner Lucy Nelson over the past 16 years.

A circular pond set into a formal terrace surrounded by low hedging and planted beds A circular pond set into a formal terrace is surrounded by lowhedging and planting in a country garden Formal terracing featuring walls, steps and planting leads down to a circular lawn in a country garden Formal terracing featuring walls and planting leads down to a circular lawn in a country garden A circular pond set into a formal terrace is surrounded by low Buxus - Box -hedging and planting in a country garden A circular pond set into a formal terrace is surrounded by low Buxus - Box -hedging and planting in a country garden A terrace beside the house gives way to a sloping lawn framed by clipped Taxus - Yew - hedges and pyramids A circular lawn surrounded by planting including shrub borders Blocks of Taxus - Yew - frame a sculpture beside a circular lawn, with a Carpinus betulus - Hornbeam - allee behind A circular lawn surrounded by planting including shrub borders with the wider countryside beyond Orchard on a frosty morning A frosty orchard A frosty orchard





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Crossburn
A stylish one-acre garden for late season colour created on former sheep pasture by husband and wife team, Annika Sandell (landscape architect) and Robert Johnston (architect) on the north-western outskirts of Glasgow.

Sloping border, plants include: Hebe cv, Sedum cv, Astilbe cv, Azalea cv, geranium cv and Potentilla, alsi Fagus sylvatica - Beech- hedge Robert Johnnston and Annika Sandell garden owners Sloping border at the back door with plants including: Hebe, Sedum, Astilbe, Azalea, Geranium and Potentilla, Fagus sylvatica - Beech - hedge Entrance gravel drive to front door of house with plants including Wisteria, Cotoneaster and Kerria Entrance pathways to house with plants including Wisteria, Cotoneaster and Kerria Looking from the pond over yew hedge to the main lawn and house, Dunbartonshire, Scotland Overview with Taxus - Yew - hedges to lawn and house Sorbus cv - rowan growing in the lawn above the back door with the raised produce beds in background Sorbus - Rowan - growing in a lawn with the raised produce beds in background Raised beds for fruit and vegetables on the lawn near back door to the house Bench seat on the main lawn with a large Malus 'James Grieve' apple tree, Taxus baccata yew hedge and Cornus alba 'Spaethii' yellow dogwood on the Cornus Walk Bench seat on the main lawn with a large Malus 'James Grieve' - Apple - tree, Taxus baccata - Yew - hedge and Cornus alba 'Spaethii' - Yellow Dogwood Acer cappadocicum - Cappadocian maple on the edge of the woodland





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Marchants Hardy Plants
Marchants Gardens are a stunning example of what can be created from this special collection of plants, lovingly tended by Graham Gough.

Autumn borders with grasses Pennisetum 'Shogun', Aster 'Ice Cool Pink' and row of Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' beyond. Owners of Marchants Hardy Plants, East Sussex - Lucy Goffin and Graham Gough Pathway through autumnal planting of Verbena bonariensis, Penstemon, Molinia, Helenium, Aster and Amsonia hubrichtii on right. Pathway through autumnal planting of Penstemon, Molinia, Aster. Golden light across autumnal planting of mixed grasses, Verbena bonariensis, Helenium, Penstemon, Agapanthus, and Sanguisorba Clipped hedging columns used to divide areas of the garden with grasses Miscanthus 'Yakushima Dwarf' and Miscanthus 'Grosse Fontane' Golden light across autumn planting of mixed grasses, Helenium, Verbena bonariensis, Agapanthus, and Sanguisorba Grass pathway through mixed autumn borders with grasses, Gaura, aster and Cleome. Mixed autumn border with grasses and Sanguisorba Path through autumnal planting of mixed grasses, Agapanthus and Cleome Golden light across autumn planting of Fuchsia, Gaura, Salix and mixed grasses View from nursery in autumn Path through autumn planting of mixed grasses, Agapanthus, Aster and Cleome





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Old Rectory, Netherbury
The sight of an overgrown conifer plantation covering almost half the ground of a five acre garden would be enough to put most people off a property, however historic the house and charming the village, but not Amanda and Simon Mehigan.

Formal kitchen garden on a frosty January morning at the Old Rectory, Netherbury with the backdrop of St Mary's Church. Formal kitchen garden on a frosty January morning at the Old Rectory, Netherbury with the backdrop of St Mary's Church. The Courtyard garden with umbrella Portugese laurels, clipped box hedges and a central obelisk at the Old Rectory, Netherbury, UK. Courtyard garden with umbrella-clipped Portugese laurels, low box hedges and a stone obelisk at the Old Rectory, Netherbury, UK. Courtyard garden with umbrella-clipped Portugese laurels, low box hedges and a stone obelisk at the Old Rectory, Netherbury, UK.
Blue bench below pleached limes in the Courtyard garden at the Old Rectory, Netherbury, UK. Blue bench beside Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' in formal garden of the Old Rectory, Netherbury, UK. Clipped box framing a sundial in the Old Rectory, Netherbury, UK. Clipped box hedges and swirls frame steps and a cobble path that runs right through the garden to a stone obelisk at the Old Rectory, Netherbury, UK. Formal garden with clipped bay, box, standard Portugese laurels and rose arches over a cobbled path at the Old Rectory, Netherbury, UK. Formal garden with clipped bay, box, standard Portugese laurels and rose arches over a cobbled path at the Old Rectory, Netherbury, UK. Formal garden with clipped bay, box, standard Portugese laurels and rose arches over a cobbled path at the Old Rectory, Netherbury, UK. Formal kitchen garden on a frosty January morning at the Old Rectory, Netherbury with the backdrop of St Mary's Church.





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Private Garden in Scotland
Surrounded by colossal mountains, peaty moorland, and the dark waters of the North Atlantic this garden on the southern shore of a Loch in the north west Highlands of Scotland, is not what you might expect.

Contemporary wooden house surrounded by a garden full of plants from South Africa including Restios, Kniphofias and Dierama Contemporary wooden house surrounded by a garden full of plants from South Africa including Restios, Kniphofias and Dierama Private garden on Little Loch Broom with mountains beyond, planted with many southern hemisphere plants. View over Scottish garden and seating area with rustic wooden table. View over Scottish garden on Little Loch Broom.  View of modern garden in Scotland, with mountains in the background. Seating area with rustic wooden table and chairs, surrounded by planting in private garden in Scotland. Mixed planting around a circular stone feature in private garden in Scotland. Circular sunken feature with rock and white pebbles, surrounded by patio and seating area in private garden in Scotland.  Rustic wooden seating area surrounded by planting in Scottish garden. Rustic wooden seating area surrounded by planting in Scottish garden. Private garden on Little Loch Broom, planted with many southern hemisphere plants. Stone paved terrace outside the house is broken up by grasses and dieramas around a raised bed containing largely South African plants.





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