Society of Garden Designers

Gravel Garden

A passion for blues and purples and the sound of running water gave rise to this naturalistic gravel garden. A purple slate patio drops into a curving stream culminating in a triangular pond. Cut leaf elder, Arum lilies and large leaved gunnera frame the pond planting; Giant eupatorium – a magnet for butterflies – rises up from clumps of purple ajuga outside the bedroom window.

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