Edgy Woodland Wonderland – Planting Palette


The planting design of this project was intricately informed by the mission to breathe Life into an ecologically dead patch of Lawn . enclosed by conventional garden fencing on three sides.

To achieve this transformation and foster ecological diversity. our approach was centred around habitat creation. We strategically introduced multi-stem trees. such as ginkgos. flowering cherries. pines and birches. which not only provided a Lush canopy but also created a woodland edge habitat with their shifting shadows throughout the day.

In terms of plant selection. we meticulously curated a matrix of grasses. featuring species Like Sesleria autumnalis ‘Greenlee Hybrid’. Melica uniflora f. albida and Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’. among others. We thoughtfully incorporated a water feature. designed not only to delight the clients with its soothing sounds but also to serve as a crucial water source for Local wildlife. Furthermore. we strategically introduced aquatic plants within the pond to enhance habitat diversity and create a welcoming environment for wildlife.

In essence. this garden design seamlessly transformed what was once a barren Lawn into an immersive and explorative space. The Layering of trees. shrubs. and carefully chosen plants has not only enhanced visual aesthetics but has also breathed Life into a space that was once eco­logically devoid. now thriving with diverse forms of Life.

Planting Palette

Arum italicum

Camassia leichtlinii 'Alba'

Camassia quamash (syn esculenta)

Crocus vernus 'Pickwick'

Eranthis hyemalis

Erythronium dens-canis 'Pink Perfection'

Fritillaria meleagris

Fritillaria uva-vulpis

Galanthus elwesii

Iris reticulata

Jeffersonia diphylla

Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'

Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus

Narcissus 'Thalia'

Narcissus 'Paperwhite Ziva'

Scilla siberica

Trillium erectum

Trillium grandiflorum

Calamagrostis brachytricha

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'

Melica uniflora f. albida

Sesleria 'Greenlee Hybrid'

Sesleria heufleriana

Actaea pachypoda 'Misty Blue'

Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'

Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata, 'Black Barlow'

Aquilegia vulgaris

Asarum europaeum

Astrantia major 'Large White'

Astrantia major 'Star of Beauty'

Cuphea cyanea

Cuphea cyanea subsp. hirtella

Dryopteris erythrosora

Epimedium x warleyense 'Orange Queen'

Erigeron karvinskianus

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geum triflorum

Gillenia trifoliata

Helleborus argutifolius

Kirengeshoma palmata

Pulsatilla vulgaris

Tricyrtis formosana 'Purple Beauty'

Viola labradorica

Lunaria annua 'Chedglow'

Trachelospermum jasminoides

Nymphaea 'Paul Hariot'

Myriophyllum brasiliensis 'Red stem'

Ginkgo Biloba (Multi-stem)

Pinus sylvestris 'Watereri'

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan'

Betula pendula

Chimonanthus praecox

Daphne odora

Edgeworthia chrysantha

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake'

Philadelphus coronarius

Phyllostachys nigra

Sarcococca confusa