Rachael's Garden

Rachael's Garden

Location | Conservation Area, Dulwich | London

The sliding back doors of this London house open to a lush garden where texture and form are given the lead roles. Hostas, ferns, hellebores, euphorbias and libertias create a vibrant palette of greens which are the perfect backdrop for white and cream flowering pulmonarias, astrantias, foxgloves, anemones, roses, etc. 

Ornamental grass Hakonechloa macra and white geraniums frame the paved dining area and spill onto the path that leads towards the pergola and the vegetable garden beyond. The wooden pergola breaks the strong linear pattern of the plot and provides support to climbers such as white wisteria, climbing roses and fragrant evergreen jasmine.

A haven for pollinators, Rachael's low maintenance garden has been planted with nectar rich species that bloom for a period of over 8 months per year.