The Farm House, Gloucestershire

This Tom Stuart-Smith garden is bursting with his signature perennial planting and supported by multi-stem trees. Virginicum ‘ lba’ provides height in southern borders, and Buxus ‘empervirens’ topiary punctuates much of the planting. The addition of Alliums and Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’ soften the clipped Buxus. Allium ’sphaerocephalon’ and Allium ‘christophii’ bloom in late spring to early summer and the dried seed heads last for months providing much needed structure in the colder months. Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ is another regular to the garden and lines pathways in abundance. The jewel in the crown is the Prairie Garden, enclosed in a beautiful stone wall and seen here in the Spring before the strong colours of Eupatorium maculatum ‘riesenschirm’’ and Miscanthus ‘Malepartus’ do their thing.

Design: Tom Stuart Smith

Photos: Jason Ingram