Country Estate, Kent

A plantswoman’s approach

Traditional blues, soft pinks and lilacs were interspersed with grasses to create a more contemporary feel.

Historic 60-metre long double herbaceous borders in Goudhurst, Kent, were looking tired and overgrown after nearly 60 years. After extensive research and site studies, the planting was redesigned and replanted to suit its young owners. 

Roses, miscanthus, saponaria, Cynara cardunulus, Agastache ‘Black Adder’, Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’, Tellima grandiflora, Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy, Cornus kousa var. chinensis and Monarda ‘Fishes’ are just a few of the specimens included in this garden, which opens to the public.

Photography by Rachel Warne