Prairie Gardens West Sussex

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The Prairie gardens has been going for almost 10 years now.

If you like wild grasses and full planting that interlinks like a great tapestry you will enjoy this garden immensely. I will post more detailed photos later this month but I like these big vistas. The field which they planted on is surrounded by mature oaks. Inspired by the Dutch and German Naturalistic plant designers of the 1980’s Paul and Pauline McBride originally planted 30,000 plants on 1000’s of tonnes of recycled garden waste.


In late winter rather than prune everything with shears they set fire to the whole lot (not the hornbeam hedges) and raise it to the ground- hopefully I will volunteer next year to help out during that week.

In the last photo the incredible frothiness is Panicum ‘Frosted Explosion’. Although an annual it self seeds so comes back yearly.


By |2019-03-28T18:29:04+00:00October 17th, 2016|Blog, Grasses|Comments Off on Prairie Gardens West Sussex

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In 2006 I formed Glorious Gardens, gathering together skilled practitioners to offer not just design but implementation of these designs and maintenance packages where we could look after the gardens once we had created them. Throughout my career I have designed gardens to inspire people with the heart aching beauty of nature, with shapes, colours, moods and proportions to pleasure the body and calm and delight the mind. I am also an artist who works with colour and abstract shapes and I bring this sensitivity to the 4 dimensions of a garden. I am very good at listening to clients and I’m able to draw out the essence of what a client wants for their outdoor space.