2017 Chelsea gar­den

Gardens Illustrated Magazine - - Gardening Talent -

This gar­den evokes the essence of Canada’s forests. Board­walks cross a pool to a gran­ite ter­race, with a larch and cop­per shel­ter by ar­chi­tect Ju­lia Feix. Pi­nus banksiana cre­ate dap­pled con­di­tions for Gaulthe­ria procum­bens, ferns and Fra­garia vesca. In more open spa­ces, Aqui­le­gia canaden­sis, Lil­ium canadense and Geum ri­vale pro­vide ac­cents of cop­per and orange. The wa­ter edge is soft­ened with a na­tive grass, Hie­rochloe odor­ata, along with other na­tives An­dromeda po­lifo­lia, Myrica gale and Cor­nus canaden­sis. Con­tact 07976 071141, char­lot­te­har­ris.com

Plot MA336. Spon­sor Royal Bank of Canada. Con­trac­tor Land­scape As­so­ciates. Theme In­spired by the eco­log­i­cally rich bo­real forests and wa­ter­ways of Canada.

In Char­lotte Har­ris’s first show gar­den for Chelsea, gran­ite is used both in its nat­u­ral boul­der form and re­peated in the ter­race and in the larch and cop­per shel­ter.

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