This is a small new build garden created on very sandy soil. Despite its small size it is a garden in two parts: A gravel terrace garden facing west, interlocked with a plain green lawn, hedge and trees. It is a real sanctuary, very happy in its own space. Full of colour and little surprises…

Each season one plant dominates. Early spring brings bunches of Narcissus, followed by tulips in bright white and deep purple. Then  the stunning blue Iris pallida pallida enters the scene, swiftly followed by Sisyrinchuim striatum accompanied by punches of Paeonia Karl Rosenfield.

A multi-stem Cercis canadensis takes center stage with its deep burgundy, heart-shaped leaves. Tree like this have wonderful architectural presence in a garden of this size, and when set in gravel their dappled shadows make a wonderful pattern on the ground.

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