A Place To Meet was designed for a young couple in an urban setting. This small space shows how you can pack in the interest. It boast multiple levels, a plunge pool, contemporary landscaping, a pond and planting that supports wildlife.
The build of this garden truly echoed what the Association of Professional Landscapers is all about - collaboration and high standards. We had over 18 contractors contribute to the build, helping main contractors Kebur, as well as supplies from Landscape Plus and plants from Creepers Nursery.
The modern landscaping compromised of Pearl Leather Sandstone and black granite, laid in clean straight lines. As for the planting, I chose the Szechuan Pepper Tree, Zanthoxylum Simulans, for its small ash-like, fragrant leaves. Birds and bees are attracted to the blossoms and the fruit of this tree which grows well in the South of England. In keeping with the brief for the A Place to Meet garden, it is perfect for urban gardens because it stays quite small.
The remainder of the planting in this Silver Medal winning garden mixed grasses with native umbellifers and structural shrubs as well as aquatic planting in the pond.
Betula utilis Jaquemontii
Buddleja Miss Ruby
Daucus carota dara
Deschampsia cespitosa Bronze Veil
Francoa sonchifolia Pink Bouquet
Lychnis white robin
Melica altisimma alba
Molinia caerula Moorhexe
Sanguisorba tanna Pink
verbena hastata Blue Spire
Phragmites communis varigata