Plants are a passion of Secret Gardens, they make the garden. Whilst we recognize that the practical and structural requirements need to be met, we are keen to ensure that the hard surfaces or landscape features are not overdone. There should be a balance between horticultural and structural.
Apart from the obvious aesthetic appeal, plants can perform many functions in gardens, like screening unsightly views or dealing with privacy issues; providing shade, partitioning gardens, directing traffic and so on. Too often problems are resolved with structural solutions which can be expensive and unsympathetic. A green outlook is very hard to beat.
Here’s a small selection of garden plantings we love: