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Helen Allison Garden Design - The Hillside Garden

the artist's garden

Location : Bury St Edmunds

Created for a professional botanical artist and her husband, both of whom are passionate about nature conservation. This garden is unapologetically all about plants and wildlife. The large garden is divided into areas of distinctly different character by the use of different plant groups and planting styles. Ecological principles were key considerations when designing the planting scheme, as a result the planting thrives with minimal intervention. The gravel garden has never needed water, even in the hottest, driest spells, and always provides swathes of colour and interest, whatever the season ...


reduced maintenance  .  all year colour  .  wildlife friendly

Hemerocallis and Lythrum inject hot colours to the scheme
Drought-tolerant planting with all-year colour
Informal wildlife pond and meadow
Dramatic spires of Veronicastrum
The Artist's Garden designed by Helen Allison
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what the client says ...

" We are thrilled and delighted with our new garden. We highly recommend Helen as a designer, plant specialist and ‘hands on’ gardener. She is extremely professional in all aspects of her work. "