BBC Gardeners' World Live
Winner | Best Beautiful Border

Birmingham NEC | 2021
“Lovely, just lovely”

Monty Don

The Meadow Border saw cultivated roses mimic the open flowers of the early summer dog roses. Common Knapweeds and Field Scabious mingled with Gaura and Salvia. Cornflowers and Poppies peppered the border while Cosmos and Ammi majus evoked their wilder umbellifer cousins.

Traditionally the boundary between the formal garden within and the wilder landscape beyond, the estate fence, inspired here by Hogarth’s serpentine line of beauty, snakes right through the design highlighting the blurred boundary between garden and meadow.

Plant List

Roses

Open Arms – Climber
Tottering-by-Gently – David Austin Shrub Rose

Grasses

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'
Lagurus ovatus
Panicum 'Prairie Sky'

Perennials

Achillea millefolium
Achillea millefolium 'Cerise Queen'
Achillea millefolium 'Lilac Beauty'
Achillea 'Terracotta'
Centaurea montana
Centaurea scabiosa
Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'
Gaura 'Rose Fan'
Lotus corniculatus
Lysimachia atropurpurea 'Beaujolais'
Nepeta x faassenii
Perovskia 'Blue Spire'
Salvia nemorosa 'Cardonna'
Sanguisorba minor
Sanguisorba officinalis 'Pink Tanna'
Sanguisorba officinalis 'Red Thunder'
Selinum wallichianum
Succisa pratensis
Verbena bonariensis
Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'

Annuals

Ammi majus
Ammi visnaga
Centaurea cyanus
Centaurea cyanus 'Classic Fantastic' seed mix
Cosmos 'Double Dutch White'
Cosmos 'Psyche White'
Cosmos 'Purity'
Cosmos 'Tetra Versialles'
Daucus carota 'Dara'
Knautia arvensis
Papaver somniferum 'Lauren's Grape'
Scabiosa atropurpurea seed mix
Scabiosa columbaria 'Blue Note'