The New English Garden
List of gardens
A walled garden dignified by Dan Pearson's modern plantings, which lend subtle chic (and another landform) to a traditional space.
Mount St John, Yorkshire
One of Stuart-Smith's finest and most ambitious works, in his signature planting style.
Packwood House, Warwickshire
TheNational Trust’s head gardener at Packwood demonstrates how superb and original planting can complement historic topiary.
Scampston Hall, Yorkshire
Grasses and perennials galore at Piet Oudolf's most significant private commission thus far, a huge project in a walled garden at an historic house.
Daylesford House, Gloucestershire
The traditional yet imaginative stylings of Rupert Golby can be enjoyed to fine effect in this private garden.
Ascott, Buckinghamshire: The Lynn Garden
Jacques and Peter Wirtz
Sinuous curves, grassy mounds, oaks, swamp cypress and yellow-woods.
Great Dixter, East Sussex
Christopher Lloyd and Fergus Garrett
Head gardener Fergus Garrett is making this ever-changing garden his own after the death of his employer and mentor Christopher Lloyd.
Througham Court, Gloucestershire
Extraordinary science-inspired garden.
Crockmore House, Oxfordshire
Perhaps Christopher Bradley-Hole's most successful private garden to date: a rigorous Modernist grid structure is satisfyingly invaded by exuberant plantings.
Perhaps the most original garden made by a private individual in England in the past decade, Gina Price's relatively small plot is the embodiment of the decorous collision between Arts and Crafts and New Perennials in this country.
Waltham Place, Berkshire
The Dutch plantsman occupied the extreme naturalistic wing of the New Perennials movement, and this remains his masterwork.
The Prince of Wales and others
The Prince of Wales’s ever-evolving vision interpreted by a variety of talented individuals, including Lady Salisbury, Dame Miriam Rothschild, Rosemary Verey, Roy Strong, Julian and Isabel Bannerman.
Living Wall, Athenaeum Hotel, London
This eight-storey vertical living wall is an extraordinary construction and a horticultural tour de force.
Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire
Piet Oudolf, Tom Stuart-Smith and Dominic Cole
A 'Capability' Brown landscape imaginatively reworked for the twenty-first century by this dream team.
Plaz Metaxu, Devon
A truly original garden of sculptures and poetic inferences in a windblown mid-Devon valley.
Cottesbrooke Hall, Northamptonshire
This is an historic garden where everyone from Norah Lindsay to Geoffrey Jellicoe worked, but recently James Alexander-Sinclair has revamped the borders and general look to fine effect.
The Olympic Park, London
Nigel Dunnett and James Hitchmough
‘Enhanced nature’ – meadow plantings by the Sheffield School.
Temple Guiting Manor, Gloucestershire
A classically elegant English garden which has been restored and redesigned by Jinny Blom in collaboration with architect Ptolemy Dean.
Angel Field, Liverpool
Exciting new conceptual public space at Liverpool Hope University.
Hanham Court, Bath
Julian and Isobel Bannerman
The garden the Bannermans made for themselves. The idiosyncratic attitude of this husband and wife design team blends English wit ad whimsy with a freewheeling bohemian sensibility.
Tilbury Hall, Suffolk
An exuberant formal design replete with a long formal canal, bosquets and statuary.
Arabella Lennox-Boyd's garden is a laboratory for design ideas and a fine design in its own right.
Bury Court, Hampshire
An ‘Ur’ garden of the New Perennials style, latterly site of good interventions by Bradley-Hole.
The Laskett, Herefordshire
Sir Roy Strong's celebrated formal garden with strong autobiographical overtones has recently been completely revamped.
Wildside Plants, Devon
Wiley’s latest experimental garden – a super-naturalistic jewel box with almost hallucinogenic qualities.