Multi-award-winning garden designer Lucy Summers is returning to create the Spring Garden which will have a "Beside the Seaside" theme. The garden features gaily-painted beach-huts, a small boat and seaside objects, and a brand new hyacinth “Midnight Mystic.’ (kindly provided by Thompson and Morgan)
“Everybody enjoys a jaunt down to the sea: whether it’s spring, summer or winter, the coast is incredibly atmospheric and beautiful: bright, breezy walks along the coast inspired this year's creation" says Lucy. ‘As a garden journalist I get to hear about all the new plants coming our way and ‘Midnight Mystic’ is an absolute knockout with deep velvet-black flowers and the most intoxicating scent. It has taken sixteen years to breed, so it’s a rare plant indeed and arguably one of the most gorgeous hyacinths out there.'
The garden is punctuated with bursts of spring colour and we’ll be introducing some of the latest plants, including gorgeous evergreen grasses, such as ‘Carex Everest’ and the very pretty spring-flowering currant ‘Ribes Amore.’ Clematis is totally adorable and brilliant for all gardens great and small, so we’ll be planting dwarf clematis with dainty cupped creamy-white flowers in spring. Naturally we’ll be displaying some fabulous shrubs that are prized for their gorgeous foliage, such as Leucanthoe, Nandina and Magnolia. Nothing says spring better than primroses, so they will be studded like glistening jewels throughout the garden.
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As well as being a stupendous sight, our Spring Garden will play host to a series of talks and demos on everything from bee keeping to growing your own lettuces. See timetable below for the programme of events.
The Lucy Summers Garden Design practice was established in 2003, as a boutique landscape design business creating beautiful gardens great and small, gardens that are original and inspirational and for which Lucy has won Gold and Silver medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Lucy is an experienced broadcaster and has presented a number of home-style and gardening programmes for ITV and BBC, as well as authoring six gardening books (Greenfingers Guides) and writing for a number of publications and various trade magazines. Last month Lucy won the Garden Media Guild award for Trade Journalist of the Year. The most recent string to Lucy’s bow is developing an expanding range of really effective garden care products and stylish home décor accessories.