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The Award of Garden Merit (AGM) Border (Area S)

These borders lie along the main walkway through the Gardens, and once were filled with plants from the original Royal Horticultural Society listings plants which had proved their worth in all conditions and areas of the country. The beds have now been redesigned to use the new lists of AGM plants. Sections of the borders are devoted to different conditions and features which are likely to be found in gardens everywhere, for example shrub borders, island beds densely planted with herbaceous perennials, and plantings suitable for dry shade. The restoration of this area has been partly sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society, for which we are very grateful.

Update, Spring 2008

Much of the recent work has concentrated on the dry shade area; FOBS and the Gardens' staff have worked closely together to develop year-round interest. For winter and early spring colour and scent shrubs such as Hamamelis media and the evergreen Daphne varieties have been planted. Lower level plants include Liriope muscari and Ophiopogon planiscapus nigrescens, together with ferns, such as Asplenium scolopendrium, and early flowering bulbs e.g. snowdrops, winter aconite and several varieties of Anemone nemorosa.

Award of Garden Merit - © Meg Jullien

Pieris formosa

AGM Borders 2006 - © Sue Kohler, 2006

AGM Borders 2006

AGM Borders 2007 - © Alison Hunter, 2007

AGM Borders 2007

Camellia (Donation) - © Meg Jullien

Camellia (Donation)


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