Today I went to visit an NGS open garden, and inspired by that, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 coverage and this post from Sarah-Lou at Lapin Blu (I love her blog), I wanted to share my vision of the perfect garden (one day...sigh). I love visiting gardens, and one of my favourite birthdays was spent at RHS Cardiff Flower Show. My garden right now is pretty much a barren plot of grass, (albeit with a cherry tree, honeysuckle and clematis), but unfortunately because we have a rabbit I can't plant anything unless I don't mind it being immediately eaten.
I used to work at nursery famous for its peonies, so would definitely have peonies in my dream garden.
It would be tranquil, calming and restful.
I'd love a summerhouse to read in and have breakfast in the morning and to drag blankets out to look at the stars at night.
There would be lots of wildlife-attracting plants, a wild flower meadow area and a pond with surrounding irises for the frogs and newts.
The Secret Garden was one of my favourite books and films as a child so I'd love to have tall walls around my garden, rather than fences, and I love climbers so there would have to be honeysuckle, roses, clematis, wisteria and climbing hydrangeas on the house and walls.
Somerset, where I live, is famous for willow weaving, which I adore, so there would be willow hurdles and a willow arbour somewhere in the garden.
There would be a woodland area, with white woodruff, anemones, hellebores, bluebells, celandines, campion, and primroses dotted under the trees, and a big oak tree with a bench surrounding it.
Thank you Pinterest for the dreamy pictures!