Friday, 29 August 2008

Pensthorpe Gardens

I often use google image search to get ideas for gardens. My favourite gardens that I've visited are at Pensthorpe (http://www.pensthorpe.com/) in Norfolk. I was originally attracted to Pensthorpe due to its water gardens and associated wildlife, but the flower borders left a much more lasting impression.

My absolute favourite is their millenium garden, designed by Piet Oudolf (www.oudolf.com). Paths wind through enormous borders featuring colourful perennials and grasses. Careful planting has resulted in a most spectacular display from early summer right through the winter. Some of my favourite pictures are below, but see gap photos for more details.




In late autumn and winter the grasses and seedheads dominate the gardens.



3 comments:

designer said...

Helen, the photo's you have of Pensthorpe are fantastic. I am a landscape design student writing an article for a module about prairie planting. Would you mind if I use 2 or three of them in my article please. Jayne

Helen Edwards said...

Hi designer. Sorry these aren't actually my photos. They're from the gap photos website - see above for link. Good luck with the article, Helen.

BrainWorker said...

Beautiful garden pictures. Some many colors!